It has been rightly said that the soul of India lives in its villages. This is because a large portion of our population still reside in the villages and hence directly influence the economy. So it goes without saying that if you do start a business venture in rural areas to serve the people living there, not only will you have a large customer base but you will also get a chance to serve the nation’s economy. However, if you have never been to a rural area it might get confusing as to whether you should start a textile business or a fishery business. Hence, to solve your problem, we have come up with a list of some of the best business ideas that you can start in rural areas:
Starting an Educational Institution
The state of education in many rural areas is not up to the mark and there is a great need for schools and colleges that provide quality education. The residents of these areas are very supportive of any initiative that brings quality education to their doorstep.
So, if you have the intention and the resources to start an educational institution, you should go ahead with your plan.
Starting a Tuition Centre
Not all students can understand the concepts taught at school or college. This is where tuition centres come in handy.
A tuition center allows you to help students from your area and provide them with guidance and assistance in their studies. You can start a tuition center by renting a small space, hiring one or two teachers, purchasing books and stationery items, keeping some chairs and tables, etc. It can also take help from experienced teachers in your area. You could also start specifically a computer institute since that could lead to a lot of job opportunities. This is undoubtedly one of the best village business ideas as you not only get to help and train a large potential future workforce but also make profits while doing it.
Farming Equipment and Products
Farmers mostly fill villages, and it is a “no-brainer” that they will need equipment and products to boost their farming business. You may consider supplying them with such, or simply making your organic products and selling to both farmers and urban dwellers.
If you don’t have the finance to import tractors and other heavy equipment, you can consider making locally made farming tools such as cutlasses, axes and shovels. They are easier to make but highly profitable.
If you have enough space in your village, you can start your poultry farm by keeping chickens. The startup capital for this venture is low. But if you want to earn more money from it, then consider having broiler chickens as well as egg-laying chickens.
Selling farmers’ yield in cities
There is a huge number of farmers in India and most of them are still not aware of selling their yield directly to consumers in the city. There is heavy dependence on middle men for the sale of products. You can help them by teaching them how to sell the products directly to consumers and earn more profit. It can conduct seminars and give tips on increasing the yield, packaging, transportation, and how to improve their business skills.
You will notice that they have very low knowledge of marketing. If you can teach them some basic marketing skills, they will be able to get better deals for their produce.
Finding proper transport for rural people, who need to commute for work and other necessary aspects of life is a big challenge. You can solve this problem by providing transportation facilities. You can operate a small bus service, or offer taxi service with cabs and autos in rural areas. Rural people have a great need of banking services, as they have to travel long distances to get their work done in banks.
You can start a banking service that provides all the basic services of a bank, like cash deposits and withdrawals, transfer money from one account to another etc., and make it a convenient banking option for people in rural areas.