Keltech Energies Ltd., formerly known as Karnataka Explosives (KEL) is part of Chowgule Group and engaged in the manufacture of Industrial explosives (inst. cap.: 37000 tpa) and Perlite products (inst. cap.: 6900 tpa). The company has it's works at Vishwasnagar in Udupi district of Karnataka, Waidhan and Jamudigram in Sidhi and Shahdol districts respectively of Madhya Pradesh, and Chrapur & Nagpur in Maharastra. Karnataka Explosives has set up its third SMS plant in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, and commenced operations therein. Karnataka Explosives has broad-based its customer profile to include the non-coal sector, thus catering to a prestigious clientele in the mining industry including majors like KIOCL, NMDC, HCL and the steel giant SAIL. KEL has imported the technology for emulsion explosives in 1988-89 from its collaborators ETI Explosives Technologies International, US.