Cement firms fail to set up plants in Himachal, get notices
In Himachal Pradesh, the State Cabinet has decided to withdraw licenses issued to four cement companies for setting up cement plants. In this regard, the State government has now issued notices to the companies concerned. The companies have reportedly failed to install the cement plants, within the stipulated time, despite the State given its approvals, say media reports.
The State Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, decided to issue notices to Harish Cements, Lafarge India, India Cements and Jai Prakash Associates for failing to set up cement plants despite the government having granted approvals many years ago.
The Cabinet also decided to grant prospecting license to M/S Reliance Cement Company for setting up of a large cement plant based on limestone, shale and quartzite in village Sugarthi, Thangar, Kura Khera, Pauli Kheram Kandal and Bedera in Chopal tehsil of Shimla district measuring 25 square kilometres (2500 hectares).