Small Scale Manufacturing Business Ideas with Investment of 25 Lakhs (Plant and Machinery)


Small Scale Manufacturing Business Ideas with Investment of 25 Lakhs (Plant and Machinery). MSME Projects


With job uncertainty increasing by the day, there has been a flurry of start-ups in the recent years. While no start-up is ever guaranteed to succeed, innovative ideas have come to light in the process. Today most large business was once just a small startup and with constant effort and proper business plan, they have grown to a large extent.

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector has emerged as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector of the Indian economy and is widely acclaimed as engine of economic growth, particularly in the context of Make in India initiative of the Government of India.

MSMEs play a noteworthy role in economic and social development, thereby providing flip to entrepreneurship, as they have inherent characteristics of being innovative and responsive to changing market dynamics. Being complementary to large industries this sector contributes hugely to the socioeconomic development of the country. MSMEs not only play a crucial role in providing large employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital cost but also encourage entrepreneurial activities in rural and backward areas.

Some highlights of MSME performance are as under:

  • The second largest employer after agriculture
  • The total number of MSMEs – 3.6 crores
  • Employing over 8 crore people
  • Accounts for 45 % of total industrial production
  • 40% of total exports of India
  • Manufacturing segment within the MSME contributes to 7.09% of GDP
  • MSMEs also contribute to 30.50% of services
  • The total contribution of MSMEs to the GDP is 37.54%

Major contribution of MSMEs is as follows:

  • It provides opportunities at comparatively lower cost;
  • It helps in industrialization of rural and backward areas;
  • Reduce Regional imbalances through the optimum utilization of their resources;
  • More equitable distribution of national income and wealth;
  • Major partner in the process of inclusive growth.


In the ever-increasing startup ecosystem of today, everyone dreams of starting their startup and becoming a millionaire or a billionaire. However, most of the people remain confused between which businesses to start for maximum profit. So, here are list of best startup ideas that can be started:

 Pan Masala Sada, Meetha & Zarda

Pan Masala is a balanced mixture of betel leaf with lime, areca nut, clove, cardamom, mint, tobacco, essence and other ingredients. It is an agricultural product with herbal properties, also available in hygienic pack and pouches. It acts as a mouth freshener and unlike other Western synthetic pan masala made with chemical and petroleum ingredients.

It’s not without reason that India tops the list of smokeless tobacco users in the world with nearly 83 per cent consumers. Indians are so addicted to flavoured tobacco pan masala and gutkha to be precise that despite the ban on its manufacture and sale in 11 states so far, consumers are still getting hold of their daily fix, courtesy contraband sales. Among the various types of pan masala available in the Indian market, pan masala containing tobacco represents the dominating type accounting for more than 50% of the entire market. As a whole there is a good scope for new entrepreneur to invest in this business.

Sanitary Napkins

Sanitary Napkin comes under Nonwoven fabrics which as a whole come under technical textile. In addition to sanitary napkins non-woven fabric is also used in several other products like cigarette filters, headliners, airlines disposables, surgical disposables, non-woven wipes, non-woven abrasives, sports footwear components etc. Meditech products include textile material used in hygiene, health and personal care as well as surgical applications.

The Indian sanitary napkin market reached a value of nearly US$ 414 Million in 2016, the market is expected to reach a value of around US$ 596 Million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of more than 6% during 2017-2022.Thus, due to demand it is best to invest in this project. As a whole there is a good scope for new entrepreneur to invest in this business.

Corrugated Galvanized Sheet

Corrugated Galvanized Iron sheets are at present the best known, most widely available low cost roof covering material. Corrugated iron sheets are classified according to their thickness and surface area. Corrugated sheets are roll formed by roll forming machines, the thickness and color can be different and these panels are featured with easy installation, high strength, more economic.

The demand for corrugated iron sheet is met through both local production and import. The demand for corrugated iron sheet is projected to reach 1,418,399 tons and 2,852,906 tons by the year 2017 and 2022, respectively. Entrepreneurs who invest in this project will be successful.

Turmeric, Dhania and Chilli Powder

Spices impart aroma, color and taste to food preparations. The volatile oils from spices give the aroma and the oleoresins impart the taste.Spices are non-leafy parts (e.g. bud, fruit, seed, bark, rhizome, and bulb) of plants used as a flavoring or seasoning, although many can also be used as an herbal medicine.

The Indian spices market is projected to reach approximately USD 18 billion by 2020 with growth in the sector is expected to be led by branded spices and spice mixes. The Indian government is aggressively promoting spice exports through various initiatives such as setting up of spice parks. Spice Parks offer common processing facilities to both producers and exporters. As a whole there is a good scope for new entrepreneur to invest in this business.

High Temperature Aluminium Based Paint

Heat Resistant Aluminum Paint. 600°C. These paints can resist heat, flames, grease, rust and smoke, which make them ideal for specific applications. Paint is prepared by mixing a particular binder or binder combination, solvent or solvent blend, additives and, perhaps, pigment or group of pigments together in an exact way to produce a specific formulation that, when cured, will possess certain properties.

Global demand for paint and coatings is forecast to rise 3.7 percent per year to 54.7 million metric tons in 2020, valued at $193 billion. The market has observed a surge in demand for High Temperature Coatings from the automotive industry for its usage in vehicle protection and is a crucial driver of the market. High Temperature Coatings are extensively used cookware, stoves & grills, bake ware as it provides excellent resistance against heat. Which facilitates the development of new technologies and ensure a high quality product.

Cow Urine (Gomutra) Processing and Packing

Gomutra is not a toxic waste material. 95% of it is water, 2.5% consists of urea, and the remaining 2.5% is a mixture of minerals, salts, hormones and enzymes. Gomutra or gaumutra cow urine is urine from cows used for therapeutic purposes in traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda and also for purification in Vaastu Shastra. Cow urine has bio enhancing activity for Rifampicin, the front-line anti-tubercular drug used against tuberculosis, increasing its action up to sevenfold against Escherichia coli, and up to 11-fold against Gram-positive bacteria.

There are more than 50 units processing cow urine in India. That cow urine is in demand not just in India, but around the world, became evident recently when health authorities in London raised objections to shopkeepers placing cow urine concentrate on shelves next to food items. As a whole any entrepreneur can venture in this project without risk and earn profit.

Jute Shopping Bags

Jute fabrics are strong, durable, light, color fast, attractive and cheaper than most fabrics made from other fibers. There is very simple sewing machine and cutting machine required for making jute bags. There is very good demand of jute bags. Demand of jute bag is meet up by our own growth. Jute bags has very good export potentiality. Raw materials required for making jute bags are cotton threads and jute fiber cloth. It can be packed in the plain box and transport it.

The global jute bag market reached a value of US$ 1.4 Billion in 2016, exhibiting a CAGR of around 11% during 2009-2016. The market is projected to reach a value of US$ 2.6 Billion by 2022.Indian jute carry and shopping bags exporters are shipping over millions of bags every year & trends show that the numbers are likely to keep rising rapidly. Sara International, one of the top jute bags manufacturers, which is taking advantage of this trend. As a whole any entrepreneur can venture in this project without risk and earn profit.

Cashew Nut Shell Oil

Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) is a versatile by-product of the cashew industry. The nut has a shell of about 1/8 inch thickness inside which is a soft honey comb structure containing a dark reddish brown viscous liquid. It is called cashew nut shell liquid, which is the pericap fluid of the cashew nut. It is often considered as the better and cheaper material for unsaturated phenols. CNSL and the resins made from it are widely used in laminations, brake lining, electrical insulations, surface coatings, printing inks etc and therefore find a ready market.

Indian cashew nut industry has big market for CNSL. CNSL oil is used in industries hence there is good demand from industrially developed countries. The linear and quadratic trend models estimated India‘s cashew nut shell liquid export to be at 19,044.37 tonnes and 23,483.48 tonnes for the year 2020 respectively. India is the largest consumer and the second largest producer of cashew nut shell liquid in the world. This facilitates the development of new technologies and ensures a high quality product.

Readymade Khaini (Geeli)

Khaini chewing, a form of smokeless tobacco is viewed to be relatively harmless by the rural folk. Khaini is tobacco with slaked lime. The negative consequences of stress as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and reduced human performances are well studied. Stress is known to change the balance existing between the sympathetic and the parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system. Khaini chewers are likely to suffer from mental and physical exhaustion, leading to stress.

The data revealed that khaini consumption in Maharashtra increased to 15.5% in 2016-2017 from 14.5% in 2009-2010. Similarly, consumption of gutkha increased from 8.3% to 8.6%.smokeless tobacco products is higher among women as compared to men. For example, the consumption of betel quid with tobacco is 3.8% in women as compared to 3.6% in men. Similarly, tobacco for oral application is 8.2% among females, compared to 1.9% in males. The consumption of snuff in women is 1.3% compared to 0.4% in men. As a whole there is a good scope for new entrepreneur to invest in this business.

Neem Oil

(Cold Process)

Neem oil is obtained from the seeds of neem tree. Utilization of neem seeds is to be set with the problem of organization of systematic collection and crushing of seeds. Neem oil is usually opaque and bitter but it has recently been shown that it can be processed into non bitter edible oil with 50% oleic acid and 15% linoleum acid.’Neem oil extractives’, a waste from neem oil refining has been found to be effective mosquitolarvicide. The material acts as instant killer of the first instar larvae of Culexfatigans at 0.04% concentration whereas at lower concentrations it had delayed toxicity.

Azadirachtin, an active compound derived from neem seeds and other parts has natural insecticidal properties. It is potentially a substitute for synthetic pesticides used in crop production. Projected growth in global bio-pesticide market at CAGR of 15.8 per cent from 2012 to 2017 could be a prospective growth driver for the neem products in future. As a whole there is a good scope for new entrepreneur to invest in this business.


Mayonnaise is one of the most popular types of sauces in the world. It is a semi-solid oil-in-water emulsion produced as a mixture of egg yolk, vinegar, oil and some other ingredients. The color of mayonnaise varies, but it is often white, cream color, or pale yellow. It may range in texture from a light cream to a thick gel. It is served with sausages, burger patties, chips and salads as food flavoring and to stimulate the appetite for a starter meal. The oil content in mayonnaise is more than 60% and this contributes to lubricity and the creamy texture of the product.

Indian Mayonnaise & Salad Dressing Market is growing with a CAGR of 21.54% from last five years and is projected to get more than thrice by the 2021 due to growing trend of international food, brand awareness, increasing disposable income, growing demand in middle class people and increasing International food chains. The unorganized market in this industry is lagging compared to organized industry; as institutional food players focus on quality mayonnaise and salad dressing rather than prices so that they only consume the branded mayonnaise and salad dressing variants. As a whole entrepreneur can venture in this field will be successful.

Ready Mix Coating Powder

Used for Coating of Pharmaceuticals Tablets for

Regular fill Coating and Functional Film Coating

In pharmaceutical drug delivery of solid oral dosage forms film coatings are frequently applied. The motivation for coating dosage forms range from cosmetic considerations (colour, gloss), improving the stability (light protection, moisture and gas barrier) and making it easier to swallow the tablet. In addition, functional coatings can be used to modify the drug release behavior from the dosage form. A film coating is a thin polymer-based coat applied to a solid dosage form such as a tablet. The thickness of such a coating is usually between 20-100 µm. The Indian excipient market is expected to grow at the rate of 10–12 percent until 2020.the excipients are priced at 5–7 percent lesser in India which facilitates the development of new technologies and ensure a high quality product.

Stable Bleaching Powder

Stable Bleaching process are those which remove colour from natural or artificial products. In early times bleaching was done by mechanical means and bleached goods were available only to rich. Stable Bleaching powder is a white amorphous powder which should contain no lumps if pure line has been used in its preparation accompanied by complete chlorination it is almost entirely soluble in water. The use of a low grade lime also increases samples contain from 35-38% of chlorine which can be used for bleaching, or available chlorine as it is generally termed.

There is demand of stable bleaching powder increase by 5-7% per annum. Now stable bleaching powder used largely in the water pollution controlling agent. The market is primarily driven by its use in swimming pools, hot tub water and spas. It is used in the swimming pools to kill thriving microorganisms which pose a threat to human health and prevent contamination. North America is the largest consumer of calcium hypochlorite in the world with the U.S. accounting for more than 90% of the region’s consumption. Which facilitates the development of new technologies and ensure a high quality product.

Spice Oil Extraction from Curry Leaves

(100% EOU)

Murraya koenigii, commonly known as curry leaf or kari patta in Indian dialects, belonging to Famil Rutaceae which represent more than 150 genera and 1600 species Murraya Koenigii is a highly values plant for its characteristic aroma and medicinal value. Curry leaves are a rich source of minor constituents, such as Ca, K, Mg, P, along with Fe, Mn, Se and Zn, in trace amounts. Toxic element (As, Cd, Hg and Pb) contents were found to be below USFDA limits. The mineral content of curry leaves are: Fe 152 to 158 mg/kg, Na 795 to 800 mg/kg, Mg 14 to 18mg/kg, Mn 96 to 98 mg/kg. According to the proximate analysis leaves of Murraya Koenejii consists moistures 63%, total nitrogen 1%, fat 6%, total sugar 14%, crude fiber 7% and ash 13%. The curry leaf (Murraya koenigii spreng) has 2.6% volatile essential oils (terpenes: beta caryophylline, beta gurjunene, beta elemene, bete phellandrene, beta thujene and others). These oils in the curry leaf are sufficiently soluble in water and terpenes are lighter than water.

The global essential oil market size was valued at USD 3.36 billion in 2015 and is expected to witness an estimated growth rate of 9.0% from 2016 to 2024. Around 200 different types of essential oils are consumed all over the world annually, and the U.S. plays a major role in overall demand. Essential Oil Market is expected to reach $11.188 million by 2022, with a CAGR of 8.7% from 2016 to 2022. Essential oils, also known as volatile oils/aetherolea/ethereal oils, are derived from leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other parts of a plant. Which facilitates the development of new technologies and ensure a high quality product.

Essential Oil Extraction

(Jasmine and Tuberose)

Essential oils, also called volatile odoriferous oil, are aromatic oily liquids extracted from different parts of plants, for example, leaves, peels, barks, flowers, buds, seeds, and so on. They can be extracted from plant materials by several methods, steam distillation, expression, and so on.

Jasmine essential oil has a sweet and floral aroma. Jasmine is sought after for its powerful characteristics that aid the body as an anti-depressant, an aphrodisiac, and its confidence boosting qualities it has on the mind. Tuberose flowers have long been used in perfumery as a source of essential oils and aroma compounds. Essential oils are highly concentrated, low volume, high value products. Around 200 different types of essential oils are consumed all over the world annually, and the U.S. plays a major role in overall demand. The peculiar fragrances & flavors that these oils add to any end use product such as food, drinks, therapies, etc. is considered to be a key driver.

Increasing consumer disposable incomes and rapid expansion of food & beverage industries are expected to contribute to the demand for natural fragrances & flavors produced using essential oils. The major factor boosting the market growth is the increasing consumer preference for natural and organic products be it cosmetics, food or similar other product categories. As a whole it is a good project for new entrepreneurs to invest.

Non-Formaldehyde Dye Fixing Agent

For Reactive Dyes

Dyes and pigments are the most important colorants used to add a color or to change the color of something. They are widely used in the textile, pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics, plastics, paint, ink, photographic and paper industries. Dyes are colored substances which are soluble or go into solution during the application process and impart color by selective absorption of light.

Dye Fixing Agent (DFA) is a cationic dye-fixing agent, which improves the wet fastness of dyed or printed cotton cellulosic good on which direct reactive or after copper able dyes are used. DFA is stable in hard water. Dilute acids, and low electrolyte concentrations. It is precipitated in presence of strong alkalies and salts of mineral acids. Weakly acidic solution improves the stability of DFA towards salts. DFA is not compatible with anionic products but cationic softness can be used the same bath.

Dye fixing agent prevents the fabrics from color fading by washing, etc., by bonding chemically with unfixed excess dye on the fabrics. The imperative need of textiles in every aspect of life has been the premise for the growth of the global textile chemicals market. Coloring of fabrics, yarns and fibers is a crucial process in textile manufacturing. Textile dyes, therefore, represent an important chemical feedstock in textile production. As a whole it is a good project for new entrepreneurs to invest.

Mosquito Repellent Liquidator

The mosquito repellent consists of a liquid mix that gets converted into vapors on moderate heating. These compounds vaporize without decomposition on heating at temperatures up to 400°C and produce varying repellent action on the mosquitoes, depending on the type of product and species of mosquito. It is largely used in the domestic and in the commercial sector for mosquito repellent.

There is very good market of this type product throughout the year, though there is competition in the market. Though the process of manufacturing is high technology base, but in India Technology is available. Basic plant machineries are available in India.

According to India Mosquito Repellent Market Overview, India’s mosquito repellent market is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 6.58% over five years. GCPL, Reckitt Benckiser, and SC Johnson India are market leaders in the mosquito repellent market. India mosquito repellent market is segmented into various categories such as coils, liquid vaporizers, sprays, mats, creams & lotion, paper and others. As a whole there is a good scope for new entrepreneur with manufacturing of good quality of product.

Detergent Cake & Powder

Detergents are defined as complete washing or cleaning products, which contain among their ingredients an organic surface-active compound (Surfactant) that passes soil-removal properties.

Detergent cake and detergent powder are largely used in the domestic houses, commercial sectors, hotel industries, garment industries and in many other sections of the society. There are renowned organized as well as unorganized private sectors, engaged in this production. The technology, involved in the high priced detergent powder and cakes is charged nowadays.

The detergent industry is worth Rs 13,000 crores and industry players are constantly improving their products to suit the changing needs of consumers. Today, consumers have a number of products to choose from, which is why companies are constantly upgrading their products and coming up with better and innovative advertising campaigns to increase their market share.

Due to the increase in population, higher urbanization, spread of education and rising levels of income and consumption, the overall growth of the detergent market has been in double digits from last several years. Thus, due to demand it is a good project for entrepreneurs to invest.

Micronutrients Fertilizer

Micronutrients are elements which are essential for plant growth, but are required in much smaller amounts than those of the primary nutrients; nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. The micronutrients are boron (B), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), molybdenum (Mo), zinc (Zn), and chloride (Cl).

Deficiencies of micronutrients have been increasing in some crops. Some reasons are higher crop yields which increase plant nutrient demands, use of high analyses NPK fertilizers containing lower quantities of micronutrient contaminants, and decreased use of farmyard manure on many agricultural soils. Micronutrient deficiencies have been verified in many soils through increased use of soil testing and plant analyses.

Agricultural micronutrients have become a fundamental input in agriculture production and leading the industry to achieve its transformation in line with the changing demand from growers as well as to replenish the increasing demand for food with the increasing population worldwide. The agricultural micronutrients market growth has increased progressively because of increased global micronutrient deficiency in soil and shrinkage in the world’s agricultural land. Thus, as an entrepreneur this project offers an exciting opportunity to you.

Wire Nail

Wire nail is very well known item, as it is very common product, which is normally used in daily life. It is used for fastening purpose. Its use is so wide spread that it has become part and parcel of the life.

Wire nails are pin-shaped, sharp objects of hard metal or alloy used as fasteners. They are typically made of steel, often dipped or coated to prevent corrosion in harsh conditions or improve adhesion. Ordinary nails for wood are usually of soft, low carbon or mild steel while those for concrete are harder. Nails are used for various purposes and industries ranging from building and construction to carpentry. There is a tremendous variety of nails, since they are used for so many different purposes.

There had been an erratic growth of the indigenous industry from past years. Since the manufacture of wire nails could be undertaken on a small scale or even on a cottage scale, there is a mushroom growth of nail making units in operation. Future of wire nails will directly depend upon building activity in country. As we know that at present country is facing acute housing problem. So, now government is much emphasizing on housing development, which naturally will lead to greater demand of wire nail. Thus, as an entrepreneur this project offers an exciting opportunity to you.

Namkeen (Dalmotth, Bhujia, Chana Chur, Khatta Meetha)

Dal Moth, Chanachur, Bhujia and khattameetha are the important names signifying flavour and taste as processed foods. These are food products having no historical background but have established popularity in the market over many years. Dal moth, Chanachur or Bhujia are not only pupular in India but of late has become widely pupular in other countries thus making it an important export item.

The main raw materials for these products are Gram, pluses & spices.  The various food additives & colors may be used to provide sophistications in the products. The raw material is frequency available in India. These products impart flavor and aroma, they have been widely used during breakfast and festive occasions.  These  are also  used  in  the  appetizing and  digestive  purposes  with  a medicinal  value. Packaging of the product is also taken a great role of preservation, acceptance the consumer.

Eatables have always been in great demand and will continue to be.  Middle-East and South Asian countries are chief importers of these items. It is expected that exports will increase sharply in recent future.  The domestic market is also quite big.  The domestic demand has been observed to be directly dependent upon the population of the country. The demand has increased with increase in population. Thus, due to demand it is a good project for entrepreneurs to invest.

Surgical Cotton

Cotton is a soft, staple fiber that grows in a form known as a boll around the seeds of the cotton plant, as shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, India and Africa. Surgical cotton is also known as absorbent cotton” or “cotton wool”. Surgical/Absorbent cotton is cleared de-oiled and bleached cotton packed in different sizes. The fiber of Surgical/Absorbent cotton is very elastic. It consists of 98%-99.5% of cellulose which has a diameter of 16.30 and a length of 12-40 mm.

Today, India produces the widest range of cotton; perhaps no other cotton producing country in the world has this distinction. The demand of Surgical Absorbent Cotton is directly related with the increase in population and expansion of public health services. Government hospitals and large nursing homes are the largest consumer for cotton wool. The area under surgical cotton cultivation in India was 97 percent in 1947, it fell to 42 percent in 1990, 28 percent in 2000 and about 1 percent in 2012, and it is now estimated to be much less than 1 percent. Meditech in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.1% from US$ 600 million in 2014 to US$780 million in 2017. As a whole any entrepreneur can venture in this project without risk and earn profit.

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