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India Cements to develop Coromandel limestone

26 August 2016, Published under Cement News

India Cements has proposed the development of the Coromandel limestone mine in Chilamkur and Kalamalla, Mandal Yerraguntla, Andhra Pradesh. The project represents an investment of INR1650m (US$24.6m), including the cost of the land. The 413ha site would yield around 3Mta of limestone, which the company would use for captive consumption at a new 2Mta greenfield clinker plant, located next to an existing plant at Chilamkur. The limestone will be excavated by conventional opencast mechanised...

India: reason for optimism?

17 August 2016, Published under Cement News

The first quarter of 2016 provided some basis for optimism for India’s cement producers as the sector reported double-digit expansion. However, in the months ahead, the monsoon season and the perennial overcapacity of the industry continue to haunt profitability. The amendment of The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act is expected to facilitate M&A in the cement sector The first quarter of 2016 has seen India’s cement industry make a positive start to the year...

Ethiopia: 32 mining licenses revoked

09 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Ethiopia’s ministry of mines, petroleum and natural gas has revoked mineral exploration and production licenses of 32 companies due to lack of financial capacity and for failure to fulfill their duties, a top government official said. Due to a lack of results and financial capacity, nine of the companies returned their licenses voluntarily, Mr Gebregziabher explained. However, licenses of the remaining 23 companies were cancelled due to failure to discharge their duties properly, he said....

India: mining law changed to assist cement mergers

03 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The upper house of India’s parliament on Monday approved an amendment to the mining law, allowing the transfer of mines from sellers to buyers in a victory for the State Bank of India (SBI) that had lobbied for the change. Mines Secretary, Balvinder Kumar, told Reuters the changes were mainly aimed at helping companies sell limestone mining licences along with their cement plants. It could also facilitate a merger of the Indian assets of France’s Lafarge and Switzerland’s Holcim after a...