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What sectors should investors look out for in 2023?

January 16, 2023
What sectors should investors look out for in 2023?

What sectors should investors look out for in 2023?

The year 2022 was an exciting one for the Indian equity market, with the benchmark index Nifty50 hitting an all-time high of 18,887.60. However, the market remained highly volatile as fears of an economic recession in the US and Europe and the monetary tightening by global central banks kept investors on the edge.

With market punters maintaining their bullish view on India’s economic growth in 2023, here are five sectors with high growth potential that people can look to invest in:

Green energy

With the increasing energy demand in the country, the Indian government has set an ambitious target to ramp up the total renewable energy generation capacity to over 500 GW by 2030 and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2070.

The government also recently approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission with a massive outlay of Rs 19,744 crore, aiming to become a major Green Hydrogen exporter. It aims to produce 5 MT of green hydrogen by 2030.

Power generation companies in India are developing and expanding their renewable energy portfolios accordingly, and have announced a substantial capital expenditure in the sector. Investors can find decent investment opportunities in this transition towards cleaner energy.


The government's massive capital expenditure target of Rs 7.5 trillion for FY23, along with the launch of the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), is expected to boost the infrastructure sector's growth. This sector is a key pillar of a nation’s economic development and could make for a good investment opportunity. The high-level spending on road, rail, bridge, dam, and urban infrastructure projects will undoubtedly benefit both public and private infra companies.

Digitisation theme

The Information Technology (IT) sector has been a major focus of investor attention over the years and has seen significant growth in recent years as well. With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI), data analytics, and data science, traditional business models are shifting to embrace digital transformation. The introduction of 5G networks and initiatives such as Digital India are expected to bring new economic opportunities to the masses. There is still great potential for the sector to further expand and develop, which in turn makes it a good investment opportunity.


Rising global geopolitical tensions have shifted investors’ focus towards India’s defence sector. Many defence companies in the country have reported healthy order books amid robust demand and are poised to witness significant growth going ahead.The country’s renewed focus on self-reliance in defence, as well as the steps taken to increase domestic production, curb defence equipment imports, and boost exports can prove to be a well-rewarding investment in this sector.

Electric Mobility

The electric mobility sector is growing rapidly in India, and the government’s added focus on electric vehicles (EV) has led EV stocks to garner more attention as well. The government is also working to create an enabling environment for the development of EVs and their associated infrastructure, including setting up charging stations and providing financial incentives to encourage EV purchases.

Companies in the businesses of EV manufacturing, software, battery manufacturing, auto component making, and charging infrastructure network development can provide good investment opportunities to investors.

The Indian economy has been resilient in the face of the pandemic-induced slowdown and global economic uncertainties. Looking towards 2023, there are expected to be numerous investment opportunities in sectors that are part of domestic economic growth. Investors should, however, ensure that they diversify their portfolios, conduct adequate research, and manage risk appropriately when investing in the stock market.

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R. Kalyanaraman
by R. Kalyanaraman

Chief Executive Officer

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