Cement factories with an investment of Rs 4781.97 cr in HP

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Shimla, Mar 1 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said that his government was creating an investment-friendly environment and six cement factories would be set up with an investment of Rs 4781.97 crore in the State.

He said that State would produce 20 lakh tonnes cement annually which would be 15 per cent of the total production of the country.

He was speaking at Rauri in Darlaghat of district Solan today. He also laid foundation stone of second unit of Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd. estimated to cost Rs. 864 crore with installed capacity of 1.8 MT per annum.

Chief Minister said that State was prepared to extend all possible help to facilitate the prospective entrepreneurs to set up their units in the State by upholding the ecology safeguards and honouring the employment policy of the State.

He said that Rs 864 crore Ambuja Cement Plant would generate employment to 494 persons and added that JP Associates would set up cement factories at Bagga-Bhalog at the cost of Rs.760 crore generating employment to 660 persons.

Mr Dhumal said that Chamba unit would invest Rs. 800 crore and provide employment to 600 persons while Harish Cements would invest Rs. 700 crore in its Sundernagar Plant and employ 350 persons.

He said that India Cement would invest Rs. 750 crore and employ 350 persons at Chopal while another plant would be set up at Karsog with an investment of Rs 909 crore by providing employment to 288 persons.

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