Stating that there was a difference in cement price in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, the All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA) has urged the state government to immediately call on various cement companies of Assam to streamline the cost of cement for both the states at an equal rate.
In a release, AACWA stated that the Chief Minister and Industries & Consumer Affairs Minister should take up the difference in pricing of cement in Assam and Arunachal. For instance, the Topcem cement at Assam side of Banderdewa costs Rs 345 but on the Arunachal side it costs Rs 380, added the release.
A few months back, various cement companies had increased their cement prices for the entire Northeast region, which was criticised by various organisations across Assam. With the intervention of the Assam government, cement factories slashed prices by Rs 25 to Rs 35 per bag, and the revised rate regime is being implemented in Assam. But the reduced prices are not being implemented in Arunachal Pradesh by the cement companies, AACWA said.