Tamil Nadu state to modenrise Alangulam plant, India

Tamil Nadu state to modenrise Alangulam plant, India
Published: 05 August 2011

The Tamil Nadu government has proposed to modernise the state-owned Tamil Nadu Cement’s Alangulam plant and increase its capacity as well as that of its Ariyalur plant.

The state government had sanctioned Rs 115 crore to modernise the Alangulam unit in March 2010 to reduce green house gas emission and cut losses.



Started in 1969, the Alangulam unit is the oldest state-owned cement plant in the country and the only one to follow the cost-intensive wet process for manufacturing cement at present. Conversion to dry-process will result in 40% reduction in fuel consumption, 10% reduction in power consumption and 50% reduction in production cost.