ACC Kudithini Cement Works was inaugurated today by Mr. G Janardhan Reddy the Hon’ble Minister for Tourism and Infrastructure Development Government of Karnataka, in the august presence of senior members of the local Government and Administration and other distinguished guest.
Located in Kudithini village which is 25 kilometres from the district headquarters town of Bellary, this new plant becomes the company’s sixteenth cement plant in its national network and the fourth in the state of Karnataka.
A GREENFIELD PROJECT
This new generation fully automated cement grinding plant has an annual capacity to produce 1.2 million tonnes of Cement of superior quality. The project involved an outlay of about Rs 370 crores. Clinker is supplied by ACC’s modern cement plants at Wadi in Gulbarga district and despatched by rail and road. The Kudithini plant has its own railhead and siding with sophisticated unloading and handling facilities.
Kudithini is strategically located in central Karnataka allowing easy access by road and rail to all important markets and regions of Karnataka and the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. In particular the fast developing region of Bellary can now enjoy fresh and prompt supply of cement from this modern plant.
GREEN AND DURABLE CEMENT
ACC Kudithini will produce Portland Slag Cement (PSC) using slag from Bellary region which is now an important source of iron and steel. This variety of Blended cements has superior binding properties not found in other ordinary cements. Its inherent characteristics enable it to make better-quality concrete that is more impermeable, exceedingly corrosion resistant, capable of withstanding aggressive soil and environment conditions and therefore more durable and long-lasting as compared to concrete made with ordinary cements.
ACC PSC is environment-friendly cement that involves reduction in the emission of harmful greenhouse gases and thus has the ability to play a meaningful role in the global effort to mitigate climate change.
Cement will be made available in specially designed 50-kg bags that are tamper-proof and seepage-proof. ACC Kudithini can also supply cement in bulk tankers to large construction projects, concrete product makers and to ready mixed concrete and batching plants in the local region.
AN ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY PLANT
The manufacturing process at the Kudithini cement plant does not generate any waste water, effluent or solid waste making it a “Zero Discharge Zero Solid Waste Plant”. The plant will maintain the highest possible standards in environment management, equipped with sophisticated air pollution control systems to stop dust and fugitive emissions. The environment-friendly ethos will be further enhanced by a unique township designed on the principles of sustainable habitats incorporating features such as green energy, water conservation, natural air cooling and organic farming. When finished, the township project will be a proud showpiece for Bellary demonstrating an environment and planet-friendly way of pursuing development.
ACC & KARNATAKA – PARTNERS IN PROGRESS
ACC Kudithini will prove to be one of the major industrial units in Bellary District, offering sustainable livelihoods to more than 1200 people through direct and indirect employment. It will generate considerable opportunities for new ancillary businesses such as road transport, packing and other trades.