Cement major to set up third unit in West Bengal

Cement major to set up third unit in West Bengal
Published: 31 December 2012


Ambuja Cement, the Indian subsidiary of Holcim, has expressed an interest in setting up a third unit in Bengal, according to a report in the Times of India.

The company already operates plants in Sankrail and Farakka. State commerce and industries minister Partha Chatterjee said the cement major was looking to establish a new greenfield unit in Bengal. The minister was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event to launch the expansion of the company's 2.4Mta grinding unit in Sankrail.

Furthermore, a 3Mta greenfield plant in Rajasthan is at the planning stage and awaiting government approval, including environmental permits, said Ambuja Cement CEO Ajay Kapur.