Mega cement plant to come up in Karnataka's Chincholi
Shiva Shankar Minerals is to set up a mega cement manufacturing plant and a 50 mw captive power generation unit at Burigpally and Ghanapur, in Chincholi taluk of Gulbarga district in Karnataka.
The company approached the Karnataka government on establishing a factory to produce 3.5 million metric tonne of cement each year. The project currently requires an investment of Rs 2,250 crore. The proposal was made to the State government at the Global Investors Meet (GIM) and the government accepted. Phase 1 of the project will require an estimated 1,050 workforce.
The cement plant will need an area of 1,500 acres, officials said. Private land in Burigpally (excluding survey number 27) and survey number 1 to 126 at Ghanapur village (excluding survey number 103) in Chincholi taluk have been identified for conversion into industrial sites.
For the cement plant, the land will be allotted by the State Revenue Department in Burigpally and Ghanapur villages. Officials added the completed factory will require 6 million litres of water a day - which will have to be drawn from the Mullamari River.
The plant will require 89,500 kva of power from the Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company until its own captive generation unit becomes operational.