India: Adilabad cement plant could reopen

India: Adilabad cement plant could reopen
Published: 13 May 2016

A closed cement factory at Adilabad will be the discussion of a possible reopening as Union Heavy Industry Minister Anant Geete is set to hold a meeting with officials of the Telangana government and the Cement Corporation of India (CCI).

The meeting is expected be held in June at Hyderabad or New Delhi as per the assurance given by the Minister on Thursday to a team comprising the Telangana State Forest and Housing Ministers, Jogu Ramanna and A Indrakaran Reddy, Adilabad MP G Nagesh, and TRS Adilabad West District Unit President, Loka Bhuma Reddy.

The Telangana ministers met Mr Geete for the second time within a span of few months seeking revival of the closed CCI unit at Adilabad. The latter, they told media persons, responded positively and said that he would weigh various options for reopening the factory during the Hyderabad meeting.

According to Mr Bhuma Reddy, the Union Minister will consider the options of privatising the factory or handing it over to the state government for reviving it. He expressed interest in reopening the factory when he was told that the unit had its own land and the limestone reserves would last 100 years.