By Accommodation Times Bureau
FCI Aravali Gypsum and Minerals India Limited (FAGMIL), a CPSU under the administrative control of the Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India has received a Letter of Intent (LoI) from the Government of Himachal Pradesh for grant of mining lease for setting up of White Cement Plant to cater to the demand of white cement in North India. A MoU will be signed between FAGMIL and Government of Himachal Pradesh for the same. This will be the first PSU white cement plant in India.
Alka Tiwari, Joint Secretary, Department of Fertilizers and Chairperson & Managing Director of FAGMIL stated that the lease area is situated near Village Nohra Dhar, Tehsil Sangrah, and District Sirmour (Himachal Pradesh) admeasuring 108 Hectare. The Lime Stone excavated from the mine will be utilized for the manufacturing of White Cement in India, there are only two white cement plants in operation at present. The pre-feasibility study has been done by National Council for Cement and Building Materials, Ballabgarh (Haryana). Further activities are in progress.
The installed capacity of the proposed Plant will be 1000 TPD. Direct and indirect employment generation would be around 200 and 3000 respectively. The plant would be installed using the latest available environment-friendly technology. The project shall be a landmark in the development of Nohra Dhar and nearby areas of Himachal Pradesh.