Gujarat mining policy to boost cement production

Gujarat mining policy to boost cement production
Published: 18 February 2010

The Government of Gujarat has decided to put its mining policy on the fast track, and this will boost the plans of eight cement companies that plan to add 22Mt of capacity. The companies include Reliance Cement, Ambuja Cement, Dalmia Cement, Binani Cement, JK Lakshmi and Shree Cement. Most issues regarding mining leases have been resolved and cement companies will now have to bid for limestone blocks to be put up for auction by Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation.