North East's biggest cement plant commissioned
Guwahati, Apr 25 (UNI) The North East got is biggest cement plant with the commissioning of the Meghalaya Cement Limited at Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya by a consortium of entrepreneurs.
The plant with an output of 900 tonnes per day would go on commercial production from tomorrow.
The products under the brand name 'Topcem' promise to give tough competition to the established players of mainland India as well as existing players from the north east.
Addressing a news conference here last night while launching the project, chairman of the consortium Kailash Chandra Lohia said the unprecedented economic developments of the north east in the recent past have resulted in growth of construction activities especially in the real estate sector.
Consequently demand for cement has grown by leaps and bounds and is fast approaching the 3 million tones per annum capacity.
Even on conservative estimate, it is likely to grow annually by 12-14 per cent.
Incidentally half of this demand is met by supplies from outside the region thus making the north east region a deficit market.
As a answer to this Meghalaya Cement Limited has taken the challenge to bridge the gap considerably.
Quality cement made from high grade limestone produced in a new state-of-the-art plant located in the region itself would be able to bridge the demand supply gap at a very competitive price, he said.
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