A new Indian cement plant with a capacity of 600 tons per day will be commissioned.
Minister of State for Industries and PHE Dr Romesh Chander Sharma visited Khrew Pulwama Wednesday and took stock of pace of construction work of new Cement Plant.
The project was started on April 2006 at a cost of Rs 87.50 crore out of which Rs 46.04 crore have been spent so far, the minister, according to an official statement, was informed.
He was also informed that with the completion of the project in June 2008, additional 600 tones cement would be produced per day.
The Minister also inspected existing cement plant and went round various units of the plant. It was given out that 70940 metric tones cement was produced during the last year. While as 78980 metric tones cement production has been registered up to September this year.
Interacting with the executing agency, the Minister directed to redouble their efforts so that the project could be completed before the targeted date. He also asked the officers and officials of the plant to work with sincerity which would help in raising the production quantity and quality. He also asked them to engage locals on priority basis in the working of plants. He also appreciated management as well as employees of the organization for their hard work and dedication honestly.
Later, the J&K Cement Employees Association led by its president Abdul Ras hid Rigoo also called on the Minister and apprised him about their problems.