India: Dalmia and Nagaur limestone blocks awarded

India: Dalmia and Nagaur limestone blocks awarded
Published: 11 January 2017


The government auction of the 3B1A Limestone Block in Zayal, Nagaur, India, has awarded the block to Emami Cement, which paid INR51bn (US$746m) for the 125t concession.

Meanwhile, Dalmia Cement obtained the Chittorgarh B Block in Nimharea, Chittorgarh. The cement producer paid INR54bn for the limestone deposit, which has a reserve of 175t, the biggest block auctioned up to data.

Secretary of Mines, Aparna Arora, said that six companies were competing at the auction, which is expected to lead to numerous employment opportunities.