Birla Corp to sign pact for Assam plant

Birla Corp to sign pact for Assam plant
Published: 01 September 2010

The Birla Corporation Ltd plans to sign a pact with the Assam government in September to set up a 1Mt cement plant in that state, Birla Corp chairman Harsh V. Lodha said here Tuesday.

’Everything is in place, we are just waiting for the chief minister to recover fully and resume office,’ Lodha told reporters on the sidelines of an interactive session organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce.

The company would be sourcing limestone from Assam, for which a separate pact would be signed with the Assam Mineral Development Corp, he said. Coal would be sourced from Meghalaya for the project.