The Meghalaya government has decided to revamp its cement plant Mawmlu Cherra Cement Limited (MCCL) at Cherrapunjee (Sohra), which is facing stiff competition from private-owned plants.
Chief minister Mukul Sangma visited the cement plant yesterday and stressed the need of making the company more efficient.
Though the previous government had said the plant would be revamped, fund constraints had delayed its modernisation since 2007.
The plant has the capacity to produce 500tpd of cement but production often comes down to 200t because of frequent breakdown of machine parts.
According to Sangma, the government will ensure that the plant has a better management to its increase productivity.
Sangma suggested the need to form an independent evaluation team to find out the technical problems in the plant which at present stand in the way of making the plant profitable.
He said a meeting would be convened soon to form the independent team.
Source: The Telegraph, Calcutta, India