The Durg unit of JK Lakshmi Cement in Chhattisgarh has started production. Built at over Rs 1,700 crore investment, the plant has an installed capacity of about 2.7 million tonne per annum (mtpa). Following commissioning, installed cement capacity of the company now stands at 9.3 mtpa.
JK Lakshmi´s greenfield Durg unit would produce various grades of building material such as ordinary portland cement, portland pozzolana cement and slag cement. Shailendra Chouksey, Whole-time Director of JK Lakshmi Cement expressed gratitude to the tenacity and determination of the Durg team through the construction phase of this plant.
According to the company, the commencement of the Durg plant is in line with the concept of inclusive growth and Prime Minister´s ´Make in India´ campaign to boost economy and growth of the region.