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Here is a list of Business ideas for India, 2022. I’ve shared 277+ opportunities, especially curated for you. Of course, it will be insane if I explain each of these opportunities in detail. This business ideas list would become a marathon read. So, I’m just gonna give short explanations to some of these startup business ideas. Along the way, I’ll share some interesting market stats, and growth aspects as well. Here is a quick look at the 12 business ideas we discuss in detail:

  1. Groundnut oil manufacturing
  2. Herbal extraction plant
  3. Honey processing
  4. HPS-peanut
  5. Mango kernel oil
  6. Non-ferric alum
  7. Stone crusher
  8. Road marking material
  9. Indoor sports complex
  10. Day spa
  11. Home furnishing products
  12. Floor sheets retailing

and remaining we have shared as a list of business ideas at the end-

Business ideas list 2022

Business ideas list

Business ideas list

For detailed explanations of these businesses lookout for domain specific business ideas articles on Growth Romeo. Let’s get started. F#@$, this is really a mega list of business ideas for India, 2022.

1. Groundnut oil manufacturing

Groundnut oil manufacturing

Groundnut oil manufacturing

Let’s start this business ideas list 2022 with Groundnut oil manufacturing opportunities in India. It’s a highly profitable business idea.

Just to give you an idea of profits here, Peanuts can be sourced at Rs 60/ KG from the wholesale market. And you can source it at Rs 30/KG if sourced directly from farms. To produce 5 Litres Peanut Oil, you would need 10 kg of peanuts. So, you kinda spend Rs 600/- for the raw materials.

Now, you get to sell this 5 Litre at around INR 1900 – 2500.

Calculate the profit. I bet you have an open-mouth seeing the profits.

This is just the first profitable business idea in this mega list of business ideas for 2022 to start in India. Hope you liked this one. But wait, there are a lot more on this business ideas list. So, just explore first and then decide on which one you would like to pursue. 

By the way, we have a separate list for best business ideas in India 2022. Did you read that?

2. Herbal extraction business plant

Herbal extraction plant business ideas list

Herbal extraction

Next in the business ideas list is a unique startup opportunity for Agripreneurs and herbalists.

Botanical extract market is estimated to surpass $ 10 Billion by 2028. Huge growth aspects! And so, this is a perfect business to start in 2022 in India.

And which other country would better suit this business than the mother of Ayurveda? Of-course, India.

India should be your top most destination to start this business in 2022.

China, South Africa too could be a good option. BTW China presently leads this market.

What can you do in the herbal space?

If you are starting a herbal business in India, consider producing Amla for Amla Jam & Amla oil.

You may also cultivate Aloevera for Aloevera gel manufacturing business. Ideally, 3 leaves of Aloevera can produce up to a KG of Aloevera gel.

If you’re from Gujrat, Karnataka, or Rajsthan, then you may consider producing Guggul gum as well.

On a high level, herbs are extracted from Leaves, plant stems, tree barks & roots. Additionally, you can source them from flower petals, seeds, kernels and shells of seeds. 

Extractors, dryers, pulverisers, and sifting are some of the crucial steps in the herbal extraction. Grinding using machinery, sterilization of microbial contamination are quinessential as well. Overall these together form the base for a herbal extraction and manufacturing plant.

The exact mechanism is dependent on the type of herbals. This business can be started with a personal capital infusion of 30 Lakhs. This is for an industrial scale plant, where 1 Crore funding should be raised from the bank.

Find more unique business ideas. Alternatively, explore upcoming business ideas, or future business ideas. You would find some good business opportunities on those lists as well.

3. Honey processing business

Honey processing business ideas list

Honey processing

The third opportunity in this business ideas list 2022 is honey extraction and processing business.

At a small scale, you can do this business alongside a fruit cultivation farm, if you are a farmer.

Alternatively, are you a business owner? Or, do you aspire to be one? Yes? If you have a capital of 3 lakhs, then you can start this business. Start honey processing business by taking a term loan (bank finance) of around 7 lakhs.3 Lakhs would be your capital investment.

You will also need a working capital of 10 Lakhs. 

Overall, the project for the honey processing business would be worth 20 Lakhs.

The Government of India is supporting entrepreneurs. Especially those entrepreneurs who want to start business in the bee-keeping for the honey processing segment.

National Bee boards, and Beekeeping loans and subsidies of 35% are available for honey processing entrepreneurs. And so, I feel this is a good small business idea. Thus, included in this mega list of business ideas for India, 2022

Try out some ideas mentioned in the wholesale business ideas.

4. HPS Groundnut, and peanut manufacturing business

Peanut processing business ideas list

Peanut processing business

Same as the first idea in this business ideas list. But besides producing oil, you can also hand pick high quality groundnuts and sell them in the market, or you may roast and saltify these nuts to pack and ship to customers.

Additionally, you may also consider starting a peanut butter manufacturing business. Peanut butter manufacturing  is one of the highly profitable business ideas and also a product in demand among fitness lovers.

5. Mango kernel oil business idea, 2022

Mango kernel oil manufacturing

Mango kernel

Mango kernel oil business, a different opportunity in this business ideas list, involves obtaining oil by subjecting mango seeds to high pressures. It is also called mango seed extract, mango seed oil, etcetera.

It is solid at room temperature. Mango kernel oil is beneficial to the skin especially the dry ones, and also it helps keep the mosquitoes at a distance.

Besides, mango seed oils are also found to be helpful in treating breast cancer.

Although it’s a seasonal business, we have included it in the list of business ideas for India in 2022 because it is highly profitable. And the competition for this business will be very low.

6. Non-ferric alum business idea

Non-ferric alum business ideas list

Non-ferric alum


There are two types of Alum – Ferric and non-ferric. These are majorly used for water cleaning and treatment. Because we know the quality of water available to us these days – so, you yourself can imagine the future demand for Alum.

This is a good future proof addition to this business ideas list for 2022.

To set up this business, you would need around Rs 10 Lakhs capital investment + business loan from the bank.

The machinery for stone crusher includes Silo, vibrating feeder, Vibrating screen, jaw crusher, hammer crusher, sand washer, drum screen, sand making machine, hydraulic cone crusher, etcetera. 

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7. Stone crusher small business idea

Stone crusher small business ideas

Stone crusher

There is a reason behind calling this business ideas list as something which is to set you up for a volcanic success. The reason is it’s most comprehensive list of profitable business ideas in India for 2022.

Quality crushed stones are highly required in construction and building projects, especially for highways. And so, I feel this could be a really good profitable small business idea. 

Stone crusher is basically all about producing sand, rock, and granular stones for construction work. This was a must include construction related business idea in this list as this business can be done at a small scale by investing in the crushing machine. 

And this can also be done at a large scale by investing into the entire plant and setting up the business next to a place where you find good quality stones.

There are many other construction & machinery related opportunities on this business ideas list for 2022. Do explore those ideas in the list towards the end of this insight.

Find side business ideas for working professionals.

8. Road marking material retail business idea

road marking material business ideas list

road marking material

Ever noticed the white lines on a highway marking different lanes? How about zebra crossing lines at a road crossing or traffic light?

That you must have noticed. Right?

Well, these lines are drawn with marking materials which are not normal colors as they have to withstand thousands of vehicles going  past them on a daily basis. 

These paints are thermoplastic, water-based, or Methyl Methacrylate made.

Start manufacturing these as the present government has always played heavy on roads and infrastructure. If you believe in the autonomous vehicles running in India then this business is a perfect one for you in this 2022 business ideas list.

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9. Indoor sports complex – recreational business idea

Build sports complexes business ideas list

Build sports complexes

You crushed the stones, built the roads, and marked them with Methyl Methacrylate. Now where would you go via these roads? I’m an indoors person, and so I would go for indoor experiences like restaurant, sports complexes, and SPAs. But you shouldn’t be excited to experience the sports complexes or SPAs, because you should be excited about building them 😉 Yes! If you are someone interested in sports and/or real-estate then this is a great business opportunity on this business ideas list for 2022.

Does this business has a demand in the market?

Indoor sports complexes are a rising trend in USA, Australia, UK, France, Russia, Germany, China, and India. People are craving for indoor sports experiences fully equipped with world class ambience, and a wide range of sporting activities. You may consider starting a healthy food serving restaurant and gymnasium as well within your sports complex. In fact, a store that retails sports goods would add diversity to your business.

What services could you provide to your customers in the indoors sports complex?

Your sports complex business idea could avail numerous services to its customers-

  • you can open an indoor massage parlor center, obviously!
  • also, you may provide hourly courts for basketball, badminton, tennis, skating, volleyball, sprinting tracks, etcetera
  • next, you can consider opening a fully equipped fitness center with gym, yoga, dance, and aerobics facilities
  • lastly, you may also open a take-away or dine-in facility only for healthy foods
  • if you are willing to go one step further, then you may consider having a few deluxe rooms for business travelers. Try this if your sports complex is situated in a good locality.

Overall, this is a fantastic business idea with medium to large scale investment that you may try in 2022 in developed nations like USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Japan, Finland, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, or developing nations like India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Bahamas, Hungary, Kuwait, Nepal, Syria, Mexico, Iran, etcetera.

Next opportunity on this business ideas list is a derivative of what we discussed in this one.

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10. Day spa business idea

Spa at home business ideas list

Spa at home

Previously, day spa businesses were primarily women focused. But lately, the focus has shifted to male grooming and health.

And so, if you stay in metro cities like Mumbai, Beijing, Mexico, Washington, Dhaka, Barcelona, Santiago, or beach cities like Goa, Miami, Cape Town, Rio De Janario, Santa Monica, Dubai, san Diego, Cannnes etcetera than I believe you would have definitely spotted a rise in Unisex salons across these regions.

These SPAs basically provide services to improve the customer’s health, their beauty and helps them in experiencing temporary relaxations.

SPAs.. are the same as Salons?

You should not confuse day SPA with Salons. Of course, SPAs do provide hair care and facial enhancements just like a salon does. But in SPAs you also have Sauna, Steam rooms, and pools that are used to deliver personal care services. However, SPAs usually have certified masseuse and care givers which might not be a case with Salons.

You can open a spa within a sports complex, as a standalone business. Or alternatively, you can open it inside resorts or luxury hotels to have a consistent business.

Post Covid this could be a great business opportunity for entrepreneurs seeking their way in to luxury lovers focused businesses. You could also venture into medical spa business which is growing at a CAGR of 14.3% in India.

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11. Home furnishing products

Home furnishing products business ideas list

Home furnishing products

Covid was unfortunate, in-fact at the time of writing this post (we are battling wave 3). But one sector benefited a lot from Covid.

The home furnishing and home decor businesses show a huge spurt in demand. And now, because we are open to remote working and remote hiring, this rise in demand may see a drop with time but for the next few years, it will continue to rise.

What’s fueling this rise in home products?

High disposable income and less expense channels available to the millennials and gen-Z.

If you start home furniture manufacturing, or start a retail business focused on home decor products like wall hangings, and wall arts or bedding products like bed sheets and sofa covers etcetera then it would be a smart move.

Wonder why we bothered putting this on our business ideas list for 2022?

Because this has huge growth potential and the business itself is very broad. There are niche business ideas within home decor segment that can earn you millions even if you run them as a solopreneur.

For example, you can start in home improvement, home cleaning, landscaping, interior designing, cleaning, interior re-modelling, birthday theme product rentals for interior decorations, and so many other niche ideas.

Explore eCommerce business ideas for 2022 to open your own store.

12. Floor sheets retailing business idea

Floor sheets outlet & services business ideas list

Floor sheets outlet

Just to elaborate on the last opportunity that we just discussed in this mega business ideas list, you can venture into retailing and fitting floor sheets for decorating and finishing room interiors.

People install floor sheets for various reason including

  • matching the texture to the wall, or
  • keeping the floor warm during winters as marbles tend to get extra cold, or
  • hide the ugly old fashioned cemented floors in some really old buildings.

Talking about the economics behind floor sheets

You can start this business in India with an initial investment of around 3-5 lakhs, and start earning upto a lakh or two if you gain good traction. The profit comes in terms of the goods that you retail and as service charge for installing the sheets which usually takes 6-8 hours for a small 300 square feet room. Youtube and word-of-mouth will play a major role in marketing your business. If you’re in USA or Tik-Tok pro nations, than that too could be a good channel, and so could be Pinterest.

I recommend you to read the online business ideas blog, which has some really good opportunities listed in it.

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That’s not it.. here starts the marathon list of business ideas

Marathon list of business ideas

business ideas list

We detailed 8 opportunities in this business ideas list but there are 250+ more. We’ll explain these in other articles on the GrowthRomeo website & youtube channel. For now, you may go through this huge list of business ideas for 2022 to start in India, USA, Australia, UK, France, or anywhere in the world. Do reach out to us if you would like to add any business ideas here.

Business ideas list

  1. Mineral Grinding enterprise business idea
  2. Calcined Bauxite unique business idea
  3. Start producing Medical grade mustard oil
  4. Start a Fruit Jams, Squashes, and Cocktails business
  5. Sesame seed business
  6. Start a Spice grinding unit
  7. Make spray dried fruits F&V Powders
  8. Setup a Tea blending Unit
  9. Start manufacturing Fruit bars
  10. Start a small scale Besan manufacturing plant
  11. Produce Castor Oil for Commercial uses
  12. Start a Cattle & poultry feed business
  13. Pack and sell Roasted Nuts to make quick profits
  14. Start a Whole wheat floor meal evergreen business
  15. Start a nutritious busineess – Amla processing
  16. Launch a Flavored pasturised milk business
  17. Sell Frozen foods
  18. Sell Ready to eat foods
  19. Launch a Baker Units except Bread
  20. Start manufacturing Peanut butter

    Business ideas list [20-50]

  21. Setup a Cashew processing unit
  22. How about starting a Confectionery business
  23. Extract Casein from Milk
  24. Start a Bread plant
  25. Produce nutritious Soy Milk
  26. Bisuit plant for sweet, cream, or premier
  27. Canned fruits & vegetables
  28. Pappad manufacturing unit
  29. Bakery products business
  30. Curry & Rice Powder export business
  31. Retail Desiccated Coconut Powder 
  32. Launch a small scale Flour Mill
  33. Start a small scale Pickle Unit
  34. Roasted Rice Flakes business
  35. Retail or manufacture Dairy Products
  36. Venture into Corn and Multigrain Flakes
  37. Get into Cracking Nuts business 
  38. Dal Making business Unit
  39. Extruded Pellets From Maida For Frying
  40. Manufacture and sell Ginger, Garlic, Onion Paste
  41. Sell Hot Air Dried Vegetables
  42. setup a Ice Cream Plant, Batch Type
  43. Start a Iodised Salt processing unit
  44. Sell Pre-cooked Food, Instant Noodles
  45. Venture into Jackfruit Processing and its products
  46. Setup Khakhra Making Unit
  47. Mini Rice Mill
  48. Murmura Manufacturing Unit
  49. Namkeen Batch Plant
  50. Namkeen Papad, Mathiya, Cholafali plant

    Business ideas list [50-80]

  51. Pasteurized Milk Plant With Cold Room
  52. Popcorn manufacturing unit
  53. Poultry Farm
  54. Raising Manufacturing Unit
  55. Rice Flakes
  56. Seasoning for snacks
  57. Soy nuggets
  58. Vacuum dried fruits
  59. Wafer biscuit manufacturing unit
  60. Cryogenic grinding of spices
  61. Sherbots
  62. Food colors
  63. Coconut water in PET bottle
  64. Bottled Drinking Water
  65. Tomato Sauce Manufacturing Unit
  66. Malt Extract From Barley
  67. Sugarcane Juice Making Plant
  68. Ready to serve drinks and soft drinks with Co2
  69. Bed Linen
  70. Cotton Knitted Fabrics
  71. Elastic Tapes
  72. Banana Fiber Extraction And Weaving
  73. Sanitary Napkin Manufacturing
  74. Cement Mosaic Flooring Tiles
  75. Granite Tiles Unit
  76. Waterproofing Service
  77. Leather Belt
  78. Ladies Suit
  79. Ladies Gowns & Nighties
  80. Kids Wear & Baby Garments

    Business ideas list [80-120]

  81. Denim Garments
  82. Ready Made Garments
  83. Lingerie
  84. Track Suits
  85. Shawls, Stoles, Scarves & Wraps
  86. School Uniform Stitching
  87. Made Ups
  88. Men’s Under Garments
  89. On-demand customised Garments
  90. Footwear business idea
  91. Full PVC Footwear
  92. Paper cups
  93. Disposable plastic cups
  94. Corrugated Boxes
  95. Gummed Paper Tape
  96. Paper bag and pouches
  97. Jute Carry bags venture
  98. Palm plate manufacturing venture
  99. Notebook paper manufacturing
  100. Briquetted Fuel
  101. Petroleum Jelly
  102. Utensils washing powder
  103. Utensils Washing Liquid
  104. Hair Dye
  105. Phenyl making
  106. Cement Paints
  107. Printing Ink
  108. Thermoforming
  109. Detergent Powder & Cake
  110. Hair Oil 
  111. Herbal cosmetics
  112. Medicated Perfumery Oil
  113. Cleaning, Grading, and Sorting of Agro Commodities
  114. Toilet Soap Manufacturing Unit
  115. Microcellular Sheets
  116. Oxalic Acid
  117. Tissue Culture Laboratory
  118. Psyllium Husk Processing
  119. Surgical Absorbent Cotton
  120. Ayurvedic Formulation

    Business ideas list [120-150]

  121. Ayurvedic Churna
  122. Bleached and Dehydrated Ginger
  123. Medicated Ghee
  124. Sugar Globules
  125. Surgical Bandages
  126. Dehydrated drumstick Powder
  127. Bio Fertilizers
  128. Pharmaceutical Formulation Unit
  129. Papaya protease Enzyme
  130. Spirulina Superfood
  131. Papain from Papaya
  132. Hot water bags, ice bags
  133. Tyre Trading
  134. Level Controller for Home Water Tanks
  135. Blow Modulated Plastic Products
  136. Plastic Water Storage Tanks
  137. Plastic Buckets
  138. PVC Conduit Pipes & Fittings
  139. Plastic Bottle
  140. BOPP Self Adhesive Tape
  141. Bubble Packing
  142. PTFE sealing tape
  143. Woven Sacks For Fertilizers
  144. Bags business idea
  145. Bathroom Fitting & Fixtures
  146. Ceramic Utensils
  147. Plastic Parts Of Engineering Equipment
  148. Rubber Parts For Engineering Industries
  149. Clay Bricks Manufacturing
  150. Hollow and Cement Concrete Bricks

    Business ideas list [150-180]

  151. Lime Kiln
  152. Ceramic Arts
  153. Stone Cutting and polishing
  154. Plaster of Paris
  155. Fly Ash Bricks
  156. Precast cement products
  157. Grey Iron Casting
  158. Tough Iron Products
  159. Wire Drawing
  160. Steel Casting
  161. Tool room for sheet metal dye making
  162. HDPE pipe
  163. Drip Irrigation Pipe
  164. Fasteners-stainless steel
  165. Fasteners Steel
  166. Grills, Railings, Fence
  167. Investment Casting
  168. Tool room for plastic Dyes
  169. G.M. Bushes
  170. Gravity Die Casting business idea
  171. Pressure Die Casting
  172. Rolling Shutters
  173. Screws and Rivets
  174. Pins Manufacturing – staples, safety pin
  175. Aluminium Utensils
  176. Auto Leaf Spring
  177. Sheet Metal Fabrication
  178. Stainless steel Utensils
  179. Forgings
  180. Heavy Fabrication

    Business ideas list [180-220]

  181. PCB & Mountings
  182. Transformer Parts & Accessories
  183. Computer assembling
  184. Computer keyboards
  185. Personal Computers Retailing
  186. Solar Items
  187. Water Meters
  188. Electrical and PLC panel boards
  189. Automotive Light Enclosure
  190. Electrical Fans
  191. Energy Saving Choke, LED Lights
  192. Domestic LPG Stove
  193. LPG Agency
  194. Electrical Cables
  195. Automotive Control Cables
  196. PVC Wire and Cable Coating
  197. Pressure Cookers
  198. Electric Curtain Openers
  199. Electrical Door Chimes
  200. Welding electrodes
  201. Electrical Security Systems
  202. Domestic water motors
  203. Pumping sets for agriculture
  204. Automatic Chikki Plant
  205. Cotton Yarn Dyeing
  206. Manufacturing of AC motors
  207. Material Handling Equipment
  208. Wheelchair Manufacturing
  209. Denim Washing
  210. Air and Oil Filters
  211. Portable Water Filter
  212. Manufacturing Circuit Breaker
  213. Weighing Machine
  214. Hydraulic Press & Shearing Machine
  215. Pneumatic Cylinders and Allied Components
  216. auto cylinder Liners
  217. Hydraulic Valves
  218. Auto Piston and piston rings
  219. Bronze bushes
  220. Silencers

    Business ideas list [220-250]

  221. Wheel balancing and alignment unit
  222. Motor winding
  223. Brake Drums
  224. Coir Mattress
  225. Wrought Iron Furniture
  226. Steel Furniture
  227. Wooden Furniture
  228. Latex Foam
  229. Rubberised Coir Mattresses
  230. ophthalmic lens
  231. disposable plastic syringe
  232. Dental products
  233. Mineral Mixture For Cattle and Poultry Feed
  234. Diesel Engine Pump
  235. Gas Lighter
  236. Mobile Repairing and allied services
  237. Automobile repairing
  238. Invertors
  239. Neon sign boards
  240. Commercial Vehicle Repair Shop
  241. E-retail outlet for readymade garments
  242. Homestay facility
  243. Camping Facility
  244. Service apartments
  245. Online Catering home delivery services
  246. Ice cream Cone making
  247. Heritage Restaurant
  248. Online shopping cart applications
  249. web design services
  250. Computer training institute

    Business ideas list [250 and beyond]

  251. CNC programming
  252. Software Development
  253. Cyber Cafe
  254. Xerox shop
  255. E-directory
  256. App development services
  257. IT automation services business for all IT firms
  258. Digital Marketing services business for freelancers and creative people
  259. Engineering workshops business for geeks
  260. CAD services company
  261. Rural Tourism business ideas
  262. Adventure Tourism – rejuvenating trips business for corporate and family
  263. Ethno Tourism – a rising business opportunity for travel lovers
  264. Coworking spaces business idea – the trend will be back in 2022
  265. Thermocol Packaging material – a rising industry with rise of eCommerce
  266. Lamination material production
  267. Logistics & e-logistics startups 2022
  268. Medical tracking Apps
  269. Diagnostic Centre – medical business idea
  270. Online Medical delivery services app


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