On Friday 29 April 2005 22:36, Dinesh Joshi wrote:
even after all that, i fear the taiwanese will still kick our
butts big time.
they simply rock when it comes to churning out these things.
Show some patriotism dude!
We can achieve a lot of things if we
just think positively. I have big hopes for Indian manufacturing
sector. We already produce high quality goods
You must be joking. The goods that we produce are actually at least
6 to 10 yrs obsolete crap. Most of the manufacturers (including the
Phoren ones) completely ignore the standards prevalent in their
parent countries. Most of the products we export are due to e
nvironment advantages (basmati rice, mangoes, shrimp) which have
ZERO tech inputs, clothes because cotton and hence upstream goods
are made here with cheap labour, and highily customised products /
services which require individual attention to get some performance.
Nothing that we export is because of quality - imo exception being
art (religion, music, dance etc).
but we just need to
work on the pricing factor and we'll be all set :)
To have quality and cost effective manufacture we require massive
infrastructure which would take atleast 20 yrs (and that is a very
very charitable estimate) to reach the same level of say Japan
today. We require total removal of government messing in business.
We require total change in the political landscape (changing
majority wins to proportional representation). Not to mention
other baseline requirements like education, sanitation etc.
We are where we are because most of our infrastructure was built
by the brits (for their own ulterior purposes) otherwise we are
about as great as Ghana (organise your gang, raid a diamond mine,
mine diamonds until the next gang fills u with lead) or Yemen
(10 mile trek for water)
yawn same old story yr after yr.