“India at 75 is a totally different beast” – 20 quotes of the week on business opportunities in India


Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature of YourStory, with notable quotes in our articles from last week (see previous edition here). Share these 20 Gems and Ideas of the Week August 29-September 4 with your colleagues and networks, and come back to the original articles for more. See our special compilation of quotes related to coronavirus responses in India here.

Indian policymaking also needs an overhaul to ensure that India keeps pace with the rest of the world in phasing out gasoline vehicles and adopting electric vehicles. – Mayank Jain, Crayon Motors

With an estimated 50 million electric vehicles on Indian roads by 2030, the potential opportunity for pure play charging business is huge. – Rohan Rao, KPMG India

About one to three million Indians travel daily on intercity buses. However, this market is still entirely offline, chaotic, inefficient and has remained the same for decades. – Sumit Gupta, ApniBus

Digital solutions offer a chance to make the whole delivery experience rewarding for passengers and increase their productivity. – Anshul Goenka, Quickshift

The food and beverage industry is experiencing widespread growth, but young people have yet to grasp its potential. – Krunal Oza, Hustlers Hospitality

There must be a consumer who pays for any value of an agricultural product that is created on the farm by the farmer. Only then will there be synergy between farmers and consumers. – Shashi Kumar, Organic Akshayakalpa

India is in a strong position to lead innovation globally. We have the most Web3 Developers globally and growing faster than ever. – Sumit Gupta, CoinDCX

There are now Web3 enthusiasts from beyond Tier I cities in India. We really want to succeed and make a difference in the world, and that’s great for us as a Web3 nation. – Priyeshu G, router protocol

Indian builders and developers are ready to embrace the transition to a decentralized future. – Vivek Gupta, CoinDCX

There are plenty of Web3 developers, but there aren’t too many non-technical Web3 roles yet – and that needs to change, if we want to see more unicorns from India. – Yeshu Agarwal, Transak

India is a land of over 50 million content creators spread across global apps. – Varun Saxena, Bolo Live

We saw [SaaS] companies with more than 60,000 customers, but the propensity to obtain the [Indian] customer to pay is very, very low. – Bala Srinivasa, Arkam Ventures

Today everyone is focused on sustainable roads. With the kind of climate change the world is experiencing, people are now more concerned about using better technology in order to reduce carbon emissions. – Sourabh Kumar, PotHoleRaja

CSR can certainly make its contribution to India’s social and environmental challenges, but cannot effectively solve problems that are far too broad, systemic and structural. – Meena Raghunathan, “Doing Good”

On every street in India you will find someone selling plastic bubble wrap. It is not the same with paper packaging. – Varsha Agarwal, EcoCushion Paper

World Bank data shows that India participation rate of women in the labor market is the 11th worst in the world, with only 19% in 2021. – Harshvardhan Lunia, Lendingkart

In India, there are 7.5 million women struggling with PCOD (polycystic ovary syndrome) alone. – Prathima Koppolu, Fitb.ee

India is currently the second largest steel producer. – Pulkit Baldev, Metalbook

India at 75 is a whole different beast with a thirst for growth, high aspirations and the ability to not only accomplish but exceed their own expectations. -Ketan Sabnis, Kylas

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