Shree granted extension for Karnataka project implementation

Shree granted extension for Karnataka project implementation
Published: 26 June 2014


Shree Cement has been granted an extension by the state government of Karnataka for the construction of a 3Mta cement plant in the village of Kodla-Benakanalli.

The Indian cement producer obtained permission to establish the integrated works in January 2010 together with a 150MW captive power plant. It purchased 5.26km2 of land directly from farmers to set up the plant and mine limestone.

While Shree Cement was able to obtain environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests in September 2012, its application with the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board was pending.
The company had also applied for permission from the Water Resources Department to draw 1500kL/day of water from the Kagina River.