India: JK Lakshmi's US$276m Durg cement plant starts production


Updated Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:50:33 GMT

Built at a cost of more than US$276m, JK Lakshmi Cement's new Durg cement plant in Chhattisgarh has started production.

The plant has an installed capacity of nearly 2.7Mt/yr. Following commissioning, JK Lakshmi Cement's installed cement production capacity stands at 9.3Mt/yr. A part of the US$4bn JK Organisation, the Durg plant will produce various types of cement, including Ordinary Portland cement, Portland pozzolana cement and slag cement.

The Durg project had in 2013 attracted the wrath of the local inhabitants, who set fire to part of the under-construction plant. They were reportedly angered by the reluctance of JK Lakshmi Cement to give jobs to people affected by the project. This caused serious damages at the construction site.