Cement firms add 3.65Mt of fresh capacity, India

Cement firms add 3.65Mt of fresh capacity, India
Published: 03 July 2006

Cement companies in India have registered fresh capacity additions of 3.65Mt during Apr-Jun 2006 (about 7Mt for whole year 2005-2006). This has increased the total installed capacity of the Indian cement industry to 164Mt. Of the 3.65Mt new capacity, Tamil Nadu has added 2.27Mt, while Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have added the remaining capacity. Among the cement companies, Dalmia Cements has added 2.27Mt capacity during Apr-Jun 2006 thereby increasing its total capacity to 3.50Mt. Jaypee has added about five lakh tonnes and Associated Cement Companies 8.8 lakh tonnes.