The Jammu and Kashmir Government on 19 September 2015 banned the sale of Ambuja Cements in the state. There were complaints of malpractices against the company. The initial enquiry found that the company sold cement bags at two different MRP rates in the region.
It was unveiled that the company sold a cement bag in Kashmir for 346.65 rupees per bag and in Jammu at 437.69 rupees. The bags were also underweight by 400 to 600 grams per bag.
Legal Metrology Department was directed to ensure the ban on sale and stock of Ambuja cement.
About Ambuja Cements Limited
Ambuja Cements Limited (ACL), a part of a global conglomerate Holcim, was formerly known as Gujarat Ambuja Cement Limited. It is a major cement producing company in India. The company mainly manufactures and markets cement and clinker for domestic and export markets.
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Where: Jammu and Kashmir
When: 19 September 2015