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Two new cement plants to add 4.2 million tpa of cement capacity in India

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According to reports, two new plants owned by KCP and Jaypee Group respectively, are expected to commence commercial production in the next couple of months, increasing the installed capacity in the Krishna district, India, by over 4.2 million tpa of cement.

There is competition in the area in the form of three existing plants – Hemadri Cements, Ramco (Madras) and Nagarjuna Construction Ltd.

The KCP plant, costing ca. Rs.350 crore will produce nearly 1.2 million tpa of cement. The plant will operate at Muktyala near Jaggaiahpet and has the potential to generate employment for over 2000 people.

Mr. Sudhakar, the District Industries Centre General Manager told press that the two new high-capacity plants will add to the industrial growth in the district and there would be consequential benefits to the local people in the form of employment generation. The new plants are being set up in the district to exploit the huge limestone deposits present in Jayanthipuram in Jaggaiahpet mandal, he added.

The Pune, western India-based Jaypee Cement's new plant at Budawada in the vicinity of Jaggaiahpet is also expected to be commencing its commercial production within the next couple of months. The project cost has been estimated at Rs.1600 crore, with a high capacity of 3 million tpa. The plant is likely to generate employment for ca. 7000 people.

Among the existing cement plants, the Ramcor Madras Cements’ plant has an installed capacity of 3.6 million tpa, followed by the NCL plant, which has a capacity of 0.295 million tpa. The Hemadri Cements’ plant in the district has a capacity of 0.193 million tpa.

The capacity in the region will nearly double from the existing plants’ combined 4.1 million tpa output with the initiation of the new cement plants.

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