GOOD GROWTH BY CEMENT INDUSTRY
Date : 29 Jul 2009
Location : New Delhi
The capacity of cement industry at the end of 2008-09 was 219.17 million tonnes (large plants). The industry witnessed a growth of 7.9% during the year 2008-09.
Cement dispatches (including exports) for the 11 months April, 2008 to February, 2009 was 163.05 million tonnes. The dispatches during the corresponding period of the previous year was 151.26 million tonnes.
The first quarter of the financial year 2009-10 witnessed a growth of 12.4% with a production of 50.15 million tonnes. With the thrust being given by the Government for the development of infrastructure, housing and rural connectivity, the cement industry is likely to witness a growth of around 9% during the year 2009-10.
This information was given by Shri Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha