Green Business in India

The importance that green business has in India will directly impact the world and our environment. With a population well over one billion, green business in India could quite literally alter our ecology. India’s economic growth rate has been incredible, and will continue to be incredible for many years to come. The widening middle class will only fan the flame of this growth.

One thing that separates India from most other fast growing economies is the emphasis and importance education has in the culture. Not only is India a country of many people, but it is a country of many highly educated, and highly motivated people. It’s not a secret that numerous companies have been setting up shop there in no small part due the the quality of its work-force. Sure low wages are a valuable reason too, but one shouldn’t undervalue the intelligence of people there.

The significance India will have on the the world in the future will be extraordinary, we’ve only scratched the surface. The thing that remains to be seen is the importance green business has in India. Tackling mass poverty is the first thing that is happening, and it should be the first thing that the country emphasizes. India will be an economic powerhouse, and could be a leader in green business if they choose to be. The direction that business takes in India will have massive impact on the world. If business leaders there recognize the vast potential that green business has, and then decide to invest time, money, and effort, the world would only benefit. India is in a very unique position right now, they could either lead the world, or potentially aid in its destruction.

India, the world is watching. What’s your next move?

14 Comment(s)

  1. Nice. I am considering this business.

    -VK, India

    VK | Jun 25, 2008 | Reply

  2. Robert,
    Would be have any concrete information on green initiatives in India, maybe even job opportunities?
    Reading your article – let me say one thing. I doubt if anyone is really concerned about the environment at the moment – it all seems to be about relentless growth.
    From the way our waste system operates to the landfills to the air pollution in our cities, this is one area where the intelligence that has made Indian IT famous is not being utilised. I work in the UK but would love to go back and do something in this area but am a loss at to where to begin!
    Any thoughts will be helpful

    RG | Oct 11, 2008 | Reply

  3. Excellent! Robert, I am looking to start some business which is related to agriculture and your article has given me good motivation. It will be really helpful if you can suggest some business in this area which will also allow us to contribute towards greenery.

    Your advices will be greatly appreciated.

    Raju, india | Feb 12, 2009 | Reply

  4. It is very difficult for me to suggest a green business relating to agriculture because one must be passionate about the business that they decide to run. If you do not want to grow organic fruits or vegetables, you may want to look into businesses that support organic farms. Are there many organic farms in your area?

    robertludvig | Feb 17, 2009 | Reply

  5. Hi:
    I`m starting some business about photovoltaic systems, I like to know what kind of materials could to meet in India and to know some suppliers.

    Sergio
    Mexico

    Sergio Garcia | Feb 18, 2009 | Reply

  6. Hi Robert,
    I own a small organic farm in India (14 acres)and would love to go back and start some eco-friendly or green business even if does not give great profits.
    Would welcome some suggestions from you.
    Sarathy
    Sydney Australia

    Sarathy | Jun 14, 2009 | Reply

  7. This is a very unique idea to save planet as well as earning one can earn a nice amout by doing this business, even from a middle class person can also do this type of work. In my view this is just like a very good gift to nature and people.

    This article is really very appriciated.

    Bharat | Jul 27, 2009 | Reply

  8. Hi, I am interested to do some business which has got a good future in India. Does Green Business have this potential and what exactly is the “Green Business.

    Rajk | Aug 26, 2009 | Reply

  9. I own a small organic farm in India (12 acres) and would love to go back and start some eco-friendly or green business even if does not give great profits. Would welcome some suggestions from you.

    SHRIKANT | Sep 17, 2009 | Reply

  10. Why can’t we start with something that is indirectly related to increasing the greenery of the country. I mean something like recycling paper will lead to reduction in deforestation and thus benefit the nature.

    Kaushal | Nov 15, 2009 | Reply

  11. Well said, Kaushal. Some people think that recycling is taking small steps. I disagree because although recycling is simple, it is a huge step!

    robertludvig | Nov 16, 2009 | Reply

  12. Hi Sarathy,

    Have you made any headway on your desire to get into green business? I am based out of Banaglore and working with a multinational company. I am looking for new green business ideas and a partner to start one. Let me know if you are interested or have something in mind.
    Cheers,
    Swati

    Swati Jetli | Jan 9, 2010 | Reply

  13. What initiatives should the big companies in India take?

    Even Government is taking initiatives like energy certificate trading, and research for lowering energy emission.

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2010/01/26/stories/2010012653000100.htm

    Thanx

    Paresh | Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

  14. Robert you are right, recycling is a huge step and it could impact our eco system. Hopefully as demand of paper would not end so Recycling of paper could give handsome profit.

    I am ready to work in this area can any one help me?

    Puneet Sharma | Feb 1, 2010 | Reply

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