India’s capacity outlook to 2020: Minister of State for Industry

India’s capacity outlook to 2020: Minister of State for Industry
Published: 18 November 2009

India, the world’s second largest producer of cement after China, will have an installed capacity of 300Mt by 2011-12 and double it up to 600Mt by 2020, government said today.
 
The country’s present installed capacity is 242Mt, Minister of State for Industry Jyotiraditya Scindia said.
 
Inaugurating the 11th NCB international seminar on ’’Cement and Building Materials,’’ here, the minister lauded the cement industry for weathering recent economic downturn by recording a growth of around 8 per cent in 2008-09.
 
He said 9-10 per cent growth achieved by construction industry, second largest economic activity in India after agriculture, is also laudable.