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Ambuja Cements to resume mining in Himachal Pradesh

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World Cement,

Indian cement manufacturer Ambuja Cements is set to resume mining operations in Himachal Pradesh after the High Court granted a stay on the Ministry of Environment and Forest’s suspension order, which was issued at the beginning of February 2014.

Ambuja Cements’ limestone mining operations in Himachal Pradesh were temporarily stopped after the company received a notice from the Ministry of Environment and Forest. Clinker production at the Darlaghat plant was put on hold until the abeyance was lifted.

The limestone operation in Himachal Pradesh has a production capacity of 5 million tpa; however, the company noted that cement production and dispatches were unaffected by the suspension order as a result of an available clinker inventory. Plans were also in place to utilise clinker from other companies to ensure an uninterrupted supply.

Edited from various sources by Rosalie Starling

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