CII and Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) in its efforts to appreciate and acknowledge thought leaders and green champions who have contributed significantly to the growth and spread of the cement sector, annually felicitates one senior person with the ‘CII- CMA Distinguished Personality Award’.
CII and CMA had the privilege of felicitating KC Jain, Director, Mangalam Cement Ltd at Green Cementech 2019 in Hyderabad. Mahendra Singhi, President, CMA & Managing Director and CEO Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited; Philip Mathew, Chairman, Green Cementech 2019 and Chief Manufacturing Officer, ACC Limited and K N Rao, Co-Chairman, Green Cementech 2019, and Director (Energy & Environment), ACC Limited, have presented the CII - CMA’s Distinguished Personality Award to K C Jain at a special session.
KC Jain was instrumental in setting up first dry cement plant in the Country at Basant Nagar in 1969. This pioneering initiative encouraged others to adopt dry process technology at that time. He was instrumental in setting up Vasavadatta Cement plant, which today is one of the most modern, highly automated and energy efficient plant and has taken several initiatives on sustainability & ecological front. KC Jain is a strong supporter of incorporating latest technologies, techniques and environmental friendly plants.
Serving as an inspiration to various stakeholders of Indian cement industry, KC Jain has demonstrated how concerted efforts and involvement can enable in making plants energy efficient, cost effective and in the process become world class. Today as a result of his strategic inputs and thought leadership, Indian cement industry could imbibe some of the best practices in cement industry.