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

04-MAY-2017 12:00

    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


    Madhya Pradesh

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


    Jamul, Durg, Mandhar

    Andhra Pradesh

    Vijayawada, Krishna, Guntur, Kurnool, Adilabad, Vishakhapatnam


    Sawai Madhopur, Udaipur, Lakheri, Churu, Chittorgarh


    Porbandar, Jamanagar, Dwarika

    Tamil Nadu

    Tulukapatti, Thalaiyuthu, Dalmiapuram, Tirunelveli


    Bhadrvati, Shahabad, Kurkunta, Bagalkot, Gulbarga


    Chanda, Ratnagiri, Sevari, Manikgarh


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


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

    Uttar Pradesh

    Churk, Dalla, Chunar


    Surajpur, Charkhi Dadri


    Rajgangpur, Hirakud

    Himachal Pradesh

    Rajban, Gagal

    Jammu & Kashmir

    Wuyan, Basoli, Khrew



    West Bengal




    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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