Lafarge India receives environmental approval for Chhattisgarh expansion

Lafarge India receives environmental approval for Chhattisgarh expansion
Published: 21 May 2013


Lafarge India has received approval from the environmental ministry to proceed a project to double capacity at its Chhattisgarh plant, a government official has said.

The Indian unit of the French cement major plans to expand clinker capacity from 1.6Mta to 3.2Mta and cement capacity from 2.2Mta to 4.8Mta.

Lafarge India has a cement capacity of around 8Mta from two integrated cement plants?in Chhattisgarh (Sonadih and Arasmeta) and grinding units in Jharkhand (Jojobera) and West Bengal (Mejia).

Last week, private equity firm Barings Asia acquired a 14 per cent stake in Lafarge India for EUR200m which will allow Lafarge to accelerate its growth plans across all its product lines in the country.