The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) today approved a proposal by Hyderabad-based Bhavya Cements Ltd to set up a three million tonne per annum (mtpa) cement grinding unit at a cost of Rs 365 crore.
The facility will come up at Tentuliapada under Odapada tehsil in Dhenkanal district.
“Of the 5-6 proposals that came up for the consideration of SLSWCA, we have approved the project of Bhavya Cements Ltd. The land requirement of the project will be assessed. The other proposals from sponge iron investors will be re-examined on issues like water availability and pollution,” said G Mathi Vathanan, chairman cum managing director of Industrial Promotion & Investment Corporation of Odisha Ltd (Ipicol). Rajasthan-based Shree Cement, known for ‘Bangur’ and ‘Shree Ultra’ cement brands had recently proposed to establish a three million tonne per annum (mtpa) cement grinding mill, also at Odapada in Dhenkanal district at an investment of Rs 452.55 crore.
The proposed mill would require about 60 acres of land. Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco), the state's agency for land acquisition and industrial infrastructure development, has asked the district administration to identify a suitable piece of land for the cement mill.
Odisha has so far signed agreements with four cement manufacturers — Odisha Cement Ltd (OCL), UltraTech Cement, ASO Cement and Shiva Cement.
Among the cement projects, only OCL India has started production from its 3.5 mtpa unit at Sundergarh.