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New Mega Trends in India

New Mega Trends in India

While India will witness a high growth in population on one side, great progress will be witnessed in the area of connectivity. It is anticipated that around 􂀀 billion devices would be connected in 2025. This will not only include mobile phones and tablets but also other connected devices, such as smart TVs.

India’s digital economy will explode with the proliferation of devices, and estimates for India’s Internet economy (as measured by total ICT spending) to be $􂀀 billion in 2020. The Internet economy will account for nearly􂀀% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

Online retail will emerge as one of the fastest growing industries in India, with a market potential of $􂀀 billion by 2025 that accounts for nearly 􂀀% of total retail. This growth will compel many retailers to move from a ‘bricks’ model to a ‘bricks and clicks’ model that amalgamates online channels with brick and mortar stores.

India will emerge as a reliable and affordable satellite launch service provider and manufacturer for the world. India can deliver a satellite in approximately 􂀀 months, against the global average of 􂀀 months. By 2020, India will launch 􂀀 satellites, 􂀀 space missions, and􂀀 launch vehicles.

Mobile apps downloads in India will reach 􂀀 billion apps by 2020. Key mobile-based industries such as mobile banking and governance in India would benefit as a result, with a consolidated value of $􂀀 billion by 2020.

About this report

This study provides an insight into the key Mega Trends in India that will impact and shape the country’s economy, society, and culture. Understanding these pertinent macroeconomic forces is important to identify the inherent future opportunities and the needs of the customer. For the purpose of this study, Mega Trends are categorized into urbanization, social, economy, technology, energy, eMobility, infrastructure, business, health and wellness, political shift, new business models, and industry-specific trends. This study also highlights illustrations of projects, companies, and technologies that will invade and change the business ecosystem of the country in the next decade.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Rise of Connected Devices in India
    • Connected Devices and India's Internet Economy
    • Mobile Economy-Growth in Mobile Based Industries in India
    • India GDP Projections-India Needs to Grow at 10% per Annum
    • India's Race to Superpower-5th Largest by 2020 if Growth Accelerates
    • India Inc-India's Industrial Growth Forecast
    • India in the Industry League Table-The Future Big Industries of India
    • Smart City Investment
    • Indian Infrastructure-An Estimated Trillion Dollar Investment
    • eRetailing Landscape in India
    • The Middle Bulge
    • Working Age Demographic Dividend
    • Aging India
    • Four Main Trends in Urbanisation
    • India Urbanization Rate
    • India Future Energy Mix
    • Renewables-Future of Renewables Availability in India
    • Healthcare Market Outlook for India
    • Future Innovation in Mobility to Focus on the "Wild" Side
  • Research Scope, Objective, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology-From Macro to Micro
    • Definitions Used in the Study
  • Mega Trend 1-Connectivity and Convergence
    • Rise of Connected Devices in India
    • Connected Devices and India's Internet Economy
    • India Mobile Apps Economy
    • Mobile Economy-Growth in Mobile Based Industries in India
    • Space Jam
    • Big Data Explosion
    • Big Data and the Indian Analytics Software Market
  • Mega Trend 2-Bricks and Clicks
    • eRetailing Landscape in India
    • India Online Retail Audience
      • Table Top 10 Retail Sites by Unique Visitors*, India, November 2011
    • India Online Shopping Preferences
    • Online Hypermarkets See Cash-on-Delivery Trump Online Payments
    • What is Bricks and Clicks?
    • Bricks and Clicks Models Currently Being Adopted in India
    • Online Hypermarkets-Valuation Boom
    • Smaller Stores-Urbanization Compelling Retailers to Shrink Store Sizes
    • Mobile Omni-channel Links-Emerging Applications
    • Online Social Commerce Business Models in India
    • Integration of Social Media and Retailing
    • Click and Collect Omni-channel Model
  • Mega Trend 3-Social Trends
    • Social Trends in India
    • The Middle Bulge
    • Wealth Pyramid
    • Working Age Demographic Dividend
    • Aging India
    • Polar Family Structures-Multi-generational vs. Single Households
  • Mega Trend 4-Economic Trends
    • India GDP Projections-India Needs to Grow at 10% per Annum
    • India's Race to Superpower-5th Largest by 2020 if Growth Accelerates
    • India GDP by Sector-Industrial Output Contests Services Growth
    • Top 10 States Contributing to India GDP in 2010 and 2020
    • India as Global Manufacturing Hub-The Competitive Advantage
    • Emerging Manufacturing Trends in India
    • India Inc-India's Industrial Growth Forecast
    • India in the Industry League Table-The Future Big Industries of India
  • Mega Trend 5-Urbanization
    • Four Main Trends in Urbanisation
    • India Urbanization Rate
    • Mega Regions in 2025 and Beyond
    • Mega Connection
    • Mega Corridor Case Study
    • Urbanization Percolates to Rural Areas-Rurbanization
    • Unacknowledged Urbanization in Villages
    • Mega Slums-Case Study Dharavi
  • Mega Trend 6-Smart is the New Green with Smart Cities
    • Smart City Investment
    • India Plans for Smart Cities
  • Mega Trend 7-Innovating to Zero
    • Examples of Innovating to Zero
    • Power of Shunya (Zero)-Examples of Innovating to Zero in India
    • Macro-to-micro Implications of Innovating to Zero
  • Mega Trend 8-New Business Models: Value for Many
    • New Business Models-Value for Many
    • Example of 'Value for Many' Business Models.
    • "Value for Many" to Replace "Value for Money"
    • New Business Models-Global Vehicle Platforms
    • Macro-to-micro Implications of New Business Models.
  • Mega Trend 9-Future of Infrastructure
    • Indian Infrastructure-An Estimated Trillion Dollar Investment
    • Infrastructure Funding Mechanisms
    • Investment in Mass Transit Facilities by 2020
    • Future Transport Infrastructure Plans
    • Future Airport Modernization Plans
    • Port Development Initiatives-Below Par Performance
  • Mega Trend 10-Future of Energy and Resources
    • India's Future Energy Mix
    • Liquids-Future of Oil Availability in India
    • Natural Gas-Future of Gas Availability in India
    • CNG Infrastructure-Proposed/Under Construction Pipelines
    • Fuel Prices
    • Renewables-Future of Renewables Availability in India
    • Future of Water in India
    • Future of Food in India
  • Mega Trend 11-Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing
    • Healthcare Market Outlook for India
    • Growth Avenues for Segments
    • Growth Avenues for Segments-Healthcare Information Technology
    • Growth Avenues for Segments-Current Level of IT Adoption in Indian Hospitals
    • Emerging Cloud-based Delivery of Healthcare
  • Mega Trend 12-Future of Mobility
    • India's Mobility Trends
    • Car Sharing-Alternative to Owning a Car
    • Ride Sharing-Alternative to Local Trains
    • Ridesharing Market in India
    • Ola and Uber-Middle-class India's New Ride
    • Quadricycles-Replacing Autos
    • Car Sales Forecast
    • Indian Car Market
    • Opportunity Pyramid 2014
    • Opportunity Pyramid 2020
  • Conclusion
    • From Macro to Micro-Taking Mega Trends from Information to Strategy Implementation
    • Mega Trend Matrix-Understanding Implications of Key Mega Trends on the Indian Economy
    • Macro to Micro-Impact of Mega Trends on Cities, Businesses, and Personal Lives in India
  • Appendix
    • Research Methodology for India's Income Pyramid-Poverty Line
    • Research Methodology for India's Income Pyramid-Income Slabs and Estimates
    • Transport Corridor in India
    • Mega Corridors in India
    • Innovating to Zero in India
    • Noida to be a 'Zero Discharge' City by 2021-Case Study
    • Forecasts of Electric Cars in India
    • Product Life Cycle Analysis

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