India Cements has begun the process to expand capacities at two of its plants in Tamil Nadu, according to reports from the Times of India. The company has applied to the Ministry of Environment and Forests to obtain the Terms of Reference (TOR) to expand capacities at its existing plants in Dalavoi in Ariyalar district and Padaveedu in Salem district.
India Cements has seven plants all situated in South India with a total capacity of 15Mta. It recently commissioned a plant in Mahi, Rajasthan through its subsidiary Indo Zinc.
The company has also outlined plans to establish plants in Guma, Shimla (2Mta), Chincholi, Gulbarga district of Karnataka (2Mta) and a third in Satna, Madhya Pradesh (2Mta).