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Keltron, Uptron, Meltron etc are the corporations promoted by various state governments in India to promote the electronic industries in their states. But after starting with a big bang they all died a natural death. What went wrong with them?

Asked by Good Citizen, 14 Jun '10 01:37 pm
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Keltron was not started by the Govt of kerala. Keltron Counters was taken over by the State Govt and soon it was hurled into the higher trajectory of growth , thanks to the then Chairman, K P P Nambiar.When the electronoc calculators made their appearnce in th eworld market, Keltron imported components and assembled and marketed in under the Keltron brand name. It had a good market share also. When, Television was opularised with the Delhi Asiad, Keltron imported semi knocked down kits from Toshiba and was the much sought after brand in India. But with the exit of Mr.Nambiar and a series of strikes at Keltron, the company lost its shenn and its down fall started. It is still functioning with budgetary support from the State Govt., and many of its ancilliary units have been closed down. The TV assembled by Keltron could not stand upto the combined might of all the major global players who entered the Indian TV market. UPTron had even a colour picture tube manufacturing facility under ...more
Answered by thampy chacko, 14 Jun '10 01:52 pm

 
  
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State government enterprises are just like any other departments. They are set up more for providing jobs to vested interests rather than for the promotion of industrialization. For example, a local politician would be made its Chairman and party followers would be provided jobs there. Since, the above electronic corporations are not run professionally, they are doomed to fail. Ultimately tax payers are the losers.
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 14 Jun '10 01:45 pm

 
  
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Govt sponsord trade union lead its death. Keltron was one of the first company lie that and its products were good. but nobody interested to sustain it and it could not stand against MNC force beside having union strike
Answered by Kurian Chacko, 14 Jun '10 01:40 pm

 
  
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In the case of Keltron, When once Mr Nambiar left and started his own as Namtech, Keltron completely affected.Rest I have no idea
Answered by hitler, 14 Jun '10 01:39 pm

 
  
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