‘Not only in India, but the demand for dupattas exists all over the world’: 30 quotes on business opportunity in India

Released in 2014, storybites is a weekly feature of YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes from our articles from the past week (see previous issue here). Please share these 30 gems and insights from the week of March 28-April 3 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more. See also our special compilation of quotes related to India’s responses to the coronavirus. here.

See also our selection of Top Appointments of 2021 on entrepreneurship, investment, digital transformation, storytelling, the India opportunity, pandemic resilience, crash recovery, design and art.

The Indian government is rightly promoting the biofuel industry through the ethanol blending program, with the aim of reducing the country’s carbon footprint. – Vijay Madduri, MicroBite

The climate sector presents an investment opportunity of more than $1 trillion in South Asia. – Sridhar Narayan, GEF Equity Partners

Web 3.0 and crypto/blockchain-based technologies witnessed growing interest as more than 40 early-stage deals surpassed $500 million in overall investments [in 2021]. -Sriwatsan Krishnan, Bain & Company

The Indian logistics sector is estimated to reach the $350-380 billion mark by 2025. The rise of e-commerce and D2C business models have been driving growth in the last two to three years. – Nilesh Ghule, Forza Logistics Techlabs

Given the rate at which people accept pets, everyone is looking for quality food. – Prabhu Gandhikumar, TABPS Pets

Existing organized retail models are built for metropolitan areas and cannot scale deeply into semi-urban and rural markets. -Neeraj Mint, SuperK

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We are now seeing children in Tier II and III cities in India trying to build DeFi products from their homes. – Mayur Relekar, Arcana

Given his wealth and aspirations, it would be a missed opportunity for brands to overlook this prolific [Bharat] market. – Ajit Varghese, ShareChat

Content needs to be personalized, made interactive, and vernacular to increase student engagement and learning outcomes, whether for K12, test prep, or skills category. -Karanvir Singh, Pariksha

Convincing the rural public to trust a digital platform for your business needs is not an easy task because most of the population is not tech savvy. – Hema Nandiraju, Hesa ​​Technologies

The history of agriculture in India is poised for multiple growth. We believe that large platforms that provide comprehensive services to farmers, from advice and inputs to product extraction, will drive this transformation. – Pankaj Khandelwal, INI Farms

The core of this [animal protein] industry it’s managing the life cycle of a product, which has a very low shelf life and also requires unique handling requirements like storage and processing, and really low temperatures, etc. – Himanshu Verma, Licious

The next 100 million users in India will access credit through cards issued by brands and companies. Launching card shows is a difficult process as it involves integration with multiple players. – Vineet Saxena, CARD91

Trust deficit is the biggest issue in fintech adoption in India. People are relying less on traditional acquisition channels like websites and apps. -Manish Shara, OneCode

Building a community of financially conscious teens who will make better financial decisions is integral. -Lavika Aggarwal, Akudo

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Money shouldn’t be a challenge students who aspire to achieve their dreams. – Alakh Pandey, Wallah Physics

2021 also saw the emergence and growth of several new companies in the fintech and direct-to-consumer (D2C) business segments that contributed significantly to the total number of brand endorsements performed by the top 20 celebrities. -Varun Gupta, Duff and Phelps

In times to come, the physical visits that used to occur for wrench could be replaced by video KYC done by banks for homeowners and individuals. – Pankaj Gadgil, ICICI Bank

India is still new to being a strong and reliable medical device manufacturing country. – Amarpreet Rai, Sanrai Med

India’s healthcare industry is at a turning point; within which, home health care provides strategic leverage to make availability more pervasive, consistency in quality through technology, and make care more results-oriented. – Rajiv Mathur, Critical Care Unit

India’s health care industry is accumulating at a growth rate of about 20 percent and is likely to be a $372 billion industry by the end of this year. -Charles-Antoine Janssen, HealthQuad

Something like 70 percent of the urban population, adults and children, are protein deficient and this type of protein deficiency, especially in a child’s development, has a massive later impact on their physical growth, even their growth mental. – Cathy Guo, Asta

In the last five years, more and more young people have decided to take the path of entrepreneurship, seeing the potential to transform sectors, industries and parts of our society. – Mark Kahn, Omnivore

Things have definitely changed from our time when we used to have two girls in a class of 150. Now more women are going on to higher education. But clearly, we haven’t gotten there yet. – Geetha Manjunath, Niramai

Stereotypes have been shattered [in every field]. Women own their careers. -Preeti Jalla Razdan, Infosys

Multinational companies are aggressively establishing capacity centers in India, which are expected to reach 500 by 2025 and effectively attract thousands of skilled professionals every year. – Abhimanyu Saxena, InterviewBit

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The kind of skill set that the industry requires, graduates don’t come with it and so there is a gap. Fifty-five percent of professional graduates are unemployed. – Gunjan Lalchandani, Hero Vired

Indian entrepreneurship, Indian cinema, Indian art, Indian literature, etc., are being elevated by modern concepts. Everyone comes up with fresh and up-to-date themes. -Uday Kotak

We need to preserve our rich culture and pass it on to future generations. – Shradha Joshi, Chitra Santhe 2022

In Kashmir, the pashmina is like the gold and silver of the family; is transmitted from one generation to another. – Vatsala Hali, Urzuv: The Spirit of Kashmir

Not only in India but the demand for dupattas exists all over the world. – Gaurav Garg, Dupatta Bazaar

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