Cement Corporation of India is planning to set up a cement grinding unit with an installed capacity of 82,500 tonnes per annum in Assam, Parliament was informed today.
"Cement Corporation of India (CCI) proposes to establish a cement grinding unit in Baikunthapur in district of Cachar, Assam," Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Praful Patel said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
The proposed unit would have an installed capacity of 82,500 tonnes per annum on a single shift basis at a cost of Rs 39.68 crore, he said.
The unit is proposed to grind fly ash along with clinker to be transported from CCI's Bokajan Cement unit in Assam for producing Portland Pozzolana cement, Patel added.
"About 98.36 bighas of land for the grinding unit has been acquired and a work order for design, engineering, manufacture, supply of equipment and commissioning has been given," he said.
Delhi-based CCI was set up in 1965 with an objective of exploring limestone reserves and setting up cement manufacturing units to meet domestic requirements.