Dalmia closes 26.5 MT/yr of production capacity overnight
Dalmia Bharat has suspended operations across its entire integrated cement production apparatus, equalling 26.5 MT/year capacity, as of 26 March 2020. The move is a response to a government ordnance of 25 March 2020 imposing a 21-day lockdown on the whole of India due to the coronavirus. The company will implement the closure "until further notice. Dalmia Bharat CEO and managing director Mahendra Singhi said, "While cement production is conti-nuous in nature and the plants have requisite permission from both the state and the central governments to operate with minimum employees during the lockdown."