Reliance to set up cement unit HP
The Himachal Pradesh government issued show cause notice to four cement makers for delaying commissioning of five plants but gave permission to Reliance to set up a new unit, an official said. The cabinet, headed by
Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister,
took the decision to issue show cause notice to infrastructure conglomerate Jaiprakash Associates, Lafarge, Grasim Cements' subsidiary Harish Cement and India Cements, informed the official. Jaiprakash Associate's two proposed plants are in Solan and Chamba districts, while Lafarge's and Harish's plants are in Mandi and the India Cement plant is in Shimla. The spokesperson said it was also decided at the meeting to grant licence to Reliance Cement for setting up a cement plant based on limestone, shale and quartzite in Chopal tehsil of Shimla district.