Shimla: The foundation stone of 2nd unit of Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd. was laid down by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal today at Rauri in Darlaghat of district Solan. The estimated cost of the Plant is Rs. 864 crore with installed capacity of 1.8 MT per annum.
Prof. Dhumal also said that the State would create investment friendly environment and six cement factories would invest Rs. 4781.97 crore in the State. He said that State would produce 20 lacs tonnes cement annually which would be 15 percent of the total production of the country.
He detailed about the employment generation by various Plants as Rs. 864 crore Ambuja Cement Plant would generate employment to 494 persons, JP Associates would set up cement factories at Bagga-Bhalog at the cost of Rs.760 crore generating employment to 660 persons, the Chamba unit would invest Rs. 800 crore and provide employment to 600 persons while Harish Cements would invest Rs. 700 crore in its Sundernagar Plant and employ 350 persons, the India Cement would invest Rs. 750 crore and employ 350 persons at Chopal whereas another plant would be set up at Karsog with an investment of Rs. 909 crore by providing employment to 288 persons.
The Chairman of Ambuja Cements Ltd. Suresh Neotia presented a draft of Rs. 1 crore to Prof. Dhumal as a contribution to CM relief fund. Dhumal also announced upgradation of PHC Darlaghat to CHC from next April for which Ambuja Cement would provide funds.