Nepal: largest clinker plant in Rupandehi

Nepal: largest clinker plant in Rupandehi
Published: 14 October 2010

Dynasty Industries Nepal has established the largest clinker factory in the country in Rupandehi district. The factory, which is established at the cost of INR1.5bn, is promoted by a group led by industrialist Rajesh Agrawal.

Rajesh Agrawal, proprietor of the factor, told Republica that they would start clinker production within three weeks. "We will start operations within three weeks after completing remaining works," he said.

The factory will produce 1000tpd of clinker, which is sufficient to meet 50 per cent clinker demands of eight local cement factories. The factory will source limestone - a major raw material for clinker - from Dobhan of Palpa and Narapani of Arghakhanchi.

Jagadamba, Bridge, Siddhartha, Ambe, Agni, Supreme, Nepal Ambuja and Reliance cement produced in the district have so far been importing clinker from India.

Only two state-owned entities - Hetauda Cement Factory and Udaypur Cement Factory - and Maruti Cement have their own clinker plant.

Agrawal said they have plans to increase production to 2,000 tons of clinkers a day in the near future.