The growth in the "agriculture, forestry and fishing", "mining and quarrying", "Trade, hotels, transport, communication and services related to broadcasting" and financial, real estate and professional services is estimated to be 5.3 percent, 0.1 percent, 6.7 percent, and 6.5 percent respectively during this period.
It had slowed down to 5.6 per cent in the April-June quarter in 2017, before picking up pace and touching 7.7 per cent in the July-September quarter in 2017.
India is a massive importer of oil, however, and analysts say high crude prices and a tumbling rupee threaten to derail growth.
Finance secretary Hasmukh Adhia tweeted, "The GDP growth rate of 8.2% for the Q1 (April-June) of fiscal year 2018-19 indicates clearly that several structural reforms introduced such as GST have started giving rich dividends.The growth in manufacturing sector (13.5%) also indicates broad based recovery of demand".
Britain is now the world's fifth-biggest economy with a GDP of $2.622 trillion previous year.
Private sector lender HDFC Bank, in its research report, said that there are some genuine signs of revival in the economy as the major growth is likely to come from the manufacturing and the service sector.
The United States is the world´s top economy, followed by China, Japan and Germany. "Moreover, pre-election spending means that a reversal in the widening of the states' deficit seen in recent years is unlikely", it added. Economists said a positive feature of the growth dynamics has been the buoyancy in employment-supporting sectors such as construction and manufacturing.
Sector-wise growth figures for GVA show that manufacturing and construction have registered the biggest improvements.
He said the country's growth rate might decline in the third and fourth quarters and be the same as that reported in the last fiscal.
"The Q1 figures were higher than we expected".
Workers assemble tricycles inside a manufacturing unit in Ahmedabad, India, August 30, 2018.
Last year, India's GDP growth was at 5.6 per cent in the same quarter. "Given the challenges of higher interest rates, a weak rupee, oil price concerns, etc, we may expect some moderation in growth in the next few quarters", Sabnavis said.
"India's GDP for the first quarter this year growing at 8.2% in otherwise an environment of global turmoil represents the potential of New India".