India may have progressed on paper and on screen but do we see the progress on the streets of India? Don't we still see people living in poverty. There are millions of people still surviving in India on an income of less than one dollar a day. India can never be considered a developed country unless and until the poverty, hunger and pain of the poor on the streets and those living in the slums is curbed.
Lately the government of India has come up with several developmental plans and no doubt it has helped boost the economy of the Country in some ways. But the long term impact of these plans do not seem to serve the purpose, or what should be the purpose of any government, that is, prosperity of the common man. Investment is pouring in from within the Country and abroad, but the poor man is getting poorer. The Country may boast of an increase in international trade, an increased export revenue, but it can't boast of meeting the Millennium Development Goal of bringing down the number of poor on its soil!
In order to be considered a developed Country, India needs to focus on the common man. On the prosperity of the general public and on the living conditions that its residents have to face. Use a great deal more energy in order to contribute more to global pollution and warming. A good way of doing this would be to industrialize the agriculture of India which would also have the added benefit of throwing 75 % of the population out of work so they could become criminals and drug addicts.
India is growing all the time and it is only a matter of time before it is a "developed nation". It's economy is one of the fastest growing in the world.