Top 10 indigenous companies of India

From massive conglomerates like Tata to cooperatives like TRIFED, they showcase the economic talents and influence of India’s indigenous populations despite challenges.

India in recent years have become the blend of large multinational companies and also many highly successful and influential companies owned and operated by the indigenous populations across India.

Here are some of the multinational and some indigenous companies based in India today:


Tata Group

The massive Tata conglomerate was founded by Jamsetji Tata, a member of the Parsi Zoroastrian community of India. With revenues over $128 billion, Tata now owns major enterprises spanning industries like steel, automotive, IT services, hospitality, aerospace and more.


Reliance Industries

Founded by the Gujarati Bania Dhirubhai Ambani, Reliance is one of the largest companies in India across sectors like energy, petrochemicals, telecom and retail. While not tribally-owned, it emerged from the indigenous Bania merchant community and has over $94 billion in annual revenue.



One of India’s big tech giants, Infosys was co-founded by Krishnakumar Natarajan, who hailed from the indigenous Iyengar community of Tamil Nadu. Now a multinational corporation, it maintains strong ties to its Indian origins with over $16 billion in yearly revenue.


Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL)

Based in Dibrugarh, Assam, BCPL is a massive petrochemicals company owned by several indigenous tribes of Northeast India including the Bodo, Dimasa, and Karbi. It operates a $4 billion petrochemical plant that is one of the largest investments in the region and has over $1 billion in annual revenue.


Adani Wilmar

The Adani Group is a massive Indian conglomerate, but its foods subsidiary Adani Wilmar is co-owned by the Wilmar Group based in Singapore, which is controlled by the indigenous Kuok family of Malaysia. Adani Wilmar is one of India’s largest food companies generating over $4 billion annually.


Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL)

Commonly known as Vizag Steel, RINL is a massive state-owned steel company based in Visakhapatnam overseen by members of the indigenous Adivasi communities of Andhra Pradesh. It employs over 17,000 people with around $2.2 billion in yearly revenue.


Dharampal Satyapal (DS) Group

This major conglomerate based in Noida is owned by the Bhumihar indigenous landlord community from eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The DS Group has interests spanning food, beverages, hospitality and more with over $1.3 billion in annual sales.


Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation (TRIFED)  

TRIFED is a national cooperative body owned by indigenous tribal populations across India. It employs thousands facilitating the sale of handicrafts, handlooms and tribally-produced goods, generating nearly $85 million annually.


Himadri Speciality Chemical

Based in Kolkata, Himadri is one of the largest indigenous companies owned by Assam’s tribal communities. It manufactures chemical products for industries like aluminum and petrochemicals as well as coal tar pitch, with over $570 million in yearly revenue.


Renchi Group

The Renchi Group is a major coal mining and trading corporation located in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha owned by indigenous tribal communities of Odisha and Jharkhand. It generates over $450 million in annual revenue.


These top indigenous companies span diverse sectors like energy, mining, agriculture, chemicals, manufacturing, technology, steel and more. From massive conglomerates like Tata to cooperatives like TRIFED, they showcase the economic talents and influence of India’s indigenous populations despite challenges. These firms are driving development and employment nationwide.



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