Indian producers pull plug on operations
Several cement producers have responded to the coronavirus pandemic with plant closures. Reuters has reported that India Cements has temporarily closed all of its plants. JK Lakshmi has suspended cement production at its 4.2 MT/year plant in Jaykaypuram, Rajasthan and at three grinding plants. JK Lakshmi subsidiary Udaipur Cement has shut its 1.6 MT/year integrated Udaipur plant, also in Rajasthan. Dalmia's refractory production subsidiary Dalmia-OCL's CEO Sameer Dagpaal told that he expected the virus' impact on the company to be 'relatively limited.