India Cements looks to construct new line in Rajasthan

 India Cements looks to construct new line in Rajasthan
Published: 15 February 2013


India Cements is studying the possibility of expanding capacity in Rajasthan to cater for growing demand in the neighbouring states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Mr N Srinivasan, vice chairman and managing director, India Cements told Business Standard that the company is “examining whether we can expand the capacity at Rajasthan plant".

The Rajasthan plant’s current capacity is 1.3Mta and the company is aiming to add another kiln line of similar capacity to serve the markets of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh which are to the south of Rajasthan. "Gujarat market is growing well and the demand is also high," Mr Srinivasan noted.

India Cements overall capacity in the country currently stands at 15.5Mt with plants in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan. Capacity utilization is around 70 per cent in south India.