5 real problems in India startups can aim to solve.

In this age of entrepreneurship, there are many startups who take care of your basic necessities such as food, clothes, and a roof for shelter. If you are hungry, Foodpanda, Zomato is there, if you need clothes you have Myntra and Jabong and if you need home you have Housing.com. Nowadays startups aspire to solve bigger problems of the country. As a developing country India faces many challenges that startups can aim to address. Have a look to some of the real issues in India.

  1. Instant access to healthcare:- In developing country like India good healthcare is one of the most critical need. People of India do not get proper access to healthcare, that’s why they struggle. We have so many apps for our entertainment, clothing and many more but there is no such app for finding a doctor. Health-based startups can address a lot of issues plaguing instant access to healthcare in India. Health-based startups will prove a drastic change in India.
  2. Sanitation:- Another major problem in India is lack of sanitation. Sanitation based startup can be a motivating idea. In developing countries like India private sector need to tackle sanitation service problems. Sulabh is an example of sanitation based startup that began work in this area.
  3. Waste management:- How can we forget waste management. A biggest problem in India. Urban areas of India generate 68.8 million tonnes per year of municipal solid waste. This causes public health issues, environmental degradation, and resultant climate change. This is a major problem in India which need to be solved. Fresh and innovative ideas with the ambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyan are required to solve this problem.
  4. Pollution:- Pollution in India causes many environmental problems. One major source of pollution is cars. India needs smarter transportation options, and this is where startups can pitch in apart from other ways to tackle pollution. Carpooling is the best way to tackle both air and noise pollution and the traffic on the roads.
  5. Access to clean drinking water:- In India access to clean drinking water is one of the biggest challenge. This is because of growing population, rapid urbanisation, and the growing demand for water from agriculture, energy, and industry. P. Lakshmi Rao is a self-made entrepreneur who launched the water ATM facility to ensure  that people have access to clean drinking water. Startups are the right platform for innovative solutions that can provide access to clean water in the country.


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  • Kevin
    May 11, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Hope the issues in India will settle wih time. I’m a Sri Lankan, and we understand the pain our neighboring brothers feel. May God bless your country, and deliver your country towards salvation fast and surely!

  • daniella
    May 11, 2017 at 9:09 am

    This issue is so common but most people don’t know about it! I only know because I am in IT. I recently was laid off due to outsourcing to TCS India but no worries, I have since found a new job working from home 😉

  • Kavita Singh
    May 11, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Yes its true we always overlook the minor problems.Thanks for sharing with us .

  • SeekAndRead
    May 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

    To solve these issues need time and money, I’ll keep my fingers crossed to be sooner then later.

  • Ravi
    May 11, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Good and important points. Keep it up.

  • Erin
    May 11, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    My husband and I support ministries to India. Startups are an amazing way of supporting a country in need, allowing people their pride and self-reliance. It’s so hard to believe the sanitation and such in 2017. If we’re not helping our fellow man, what good is our good fortune? Thank you for shedding light on this.

    May 11, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    This is a very good post. I am from India and I understand what exactly you are pointing at.

  • Hannah
    May 12, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Very educational I was not completely aware of these issues

  • Andrei Iliescu
    May 12, 2017 at 3:50 am

    I personally have indian friends and this is a shame that it happens. I agree that you need time and money as a previous poster said, but you also need human understanding and humanity.