Cement production highs in Gujarat

Cement production highs in Gujarat
18 June 2004

Gujarat state India recorded the highest cement production in the last financial year from its eight integrated works, including Grasim Industries Ltd, Gujarat Ambuja Cements Ltd and Larsen & Toubro Ltd. In April this year, Gujarat witnessed a 39.08 per cent rise in aggregate production of cement. The state recorded an output of 1Mt in the month. This is the second-highest cement production in a single month during April 2003-04. The highest production was in December: 1.2Mt.

Industry experts said the state is going to witness higher production during the remaining months of the current fiscal year with cement consumption also showing a steady rise. The consumption in the state is higher than most of the states using high amounts of cement.

According to a recent report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), cement consumption in Gujarat during April this year stood at 814,000t. During the same period, cement consumption at the all-India level increased by 15.27 per cent to 10.04 million tonne and with a 8.10 per cent share, Gujarat was the third-largest consumer of cement in the country," said the CMIE report.

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