Reliance arm to get license to set up cement unit in Himachal
At a recent cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, the Himachal Pradesh government decided to grant licence to Reliance Cement to set up a cement plant based on limestone, shale and quartzite in Chopal tehsil of Shimla district.
During the meeting, it was also decided by the state government to issue show cause notice to four cement makers for delaying commissioning of five plants.
The notice would be issued to infrastructure conglomerate Jaiprakash Associates, French cement giant Lafarge India, Grasim Cements's subsidiary Harish Cement and India Cement.
Jaiprakash Associate's two proposed plants are in Solan and Chamba districts, while Lafarge's and Harish's plants are in Mandi district and the India Cement plant is in Shimla district.