Summary on India's Cement Industry, Cement Producing States and Plants

The Cement Industry in India is one of the basic industries in India. The organised production of cement in India was started in 1904 in Madras (Now Chennai). Recently, sea shells, sludge obtained from chemical fertilizers and slag obtained from iron and steel industry are also used as raw materials besides limestone. Here, we are giving summary on the India’s Cement Industry and the list of Cement Producing States and Plants for general awareness as revision capsule to the aspirants of different competitive exams.
Created On: May 4, 2017 12:00 IST

The Cement Industry in India is one of the basic industries in India. The organised production of cement in India was started in 1904 in Madras (Now Chennai). It is basically weight-losing industry. So, the localization of the industry is in area of raw materials. Its major raw materials are coal, limestone and gypsum. Since the largest reserves of limestone are in Madhya Pradesh, the maximum development of this industry has been in this state. Recently, sea shells, sludge obtained from chemical fertilizers and slag obtained from iron and steel industry are also used as raw materials besides limestone.

Cement Production

Plants that use Plants based sea shells, sludge and slag as raw material

1. Plants based sea shell: Dwarika, Chennai, Thiruvnanthapuram and Porbandar

2. Plant based on sludge: Sludge obtained from the fertilizer plant in Sindri is the base for the cement plant in Sindri.

3. Plant based on slag: Jhinkpani (Chaibasa, Jharkhand), Bhadravati, Rourkela, Durgapur, Vishakhapatnam, Durg (Chhattisgarh) cement plants have been set up near iron and steel plants.

Climate of India and Its Impact

List of Major Cement Producing States and Plants

Cement Producing States

Plants

Madhya Pradesh

Satna, Katni, Maihar, Jabalpur, Ratlam, Neemach, Banmor, Akaltara

Chhattisgarh

Jamul, Durg, Mandhar

Andhra Pradesh

Vijayawada, Krishna, Guntur, Kurnool, Adilabad, Vishakhapatnam

Rajasthan

Sawai Madhopur, Udaipur, Lakheri, Churu, Chittorgarh

Gujarat

Porbandar, Jamanagar, Dwarika

Tamil Nadu

Tulukapatti, Thalaiyuthu, Dalmiapuram, Tirunelveli

Karnataka

Bhadrvati, Shahabad, Kurkunta, Bagalkot, Gulbarga

Maharashtra

Chanda, Ratnagiri, Sevari, Manikgarh

Bihar

All cement plants in Bihar have been set up on the bank of the river Son. Banjari, Dalmianagar, Kalyanpur are major cement plants.

Jharkhand

Sindri, Khelari, Jhinkpani (Chaibasa), Japla (Palamau)

Uttar Pradesh

Churk, Dalla, Chunar

Haryana

Surajpur, Charkhi Dadri

Orissa

Rajgangpur, Hirakud

Himachal Pradesh

Rajban, Gagal

Jammu & Kashmir

Wuyan, Basoli, Khrew

Assam

Bokajan

West Bengal

Durgapur

Uttarakhand

Dehradoon

India's Cement Industry is the second largest producer of cement in world. It plays an important role in development of a country and contributes very high in Indian GDP. A significant factor which aids the growth of this sector is the ready availability of the raw materials for making cement, such as limestone and coal.

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