KTR urges Centre to reopen CCI unit in Adilabad

Telangana industries minister K.T Rama Rao has urged the Centre to reopen the Cement Corporation of India (CCI) unit on the outskirts of Adilabad town as all the required facilities are in place.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  2 Jan 2022 11:29 AM GMT
KTR urges Centre to reopen CCI unit in Adilabad

Hyderabad: Telangana industries minister K.T Rama Rao has urged the Centre to reopen the Cement Corporation of India (CCI) unit on the outskirts of Adilabad town as all the required facilities are in place.

He said the unit is located in an area spread over 772 acres on the outskirts of Adilabad town and has a township of 170 acres and 48 million tonnes of lime deposits spread over 1,500 acres. Apart from a 2 KVA power plant, there was a provision to supply sufficient water to the unit, he pointed out.

In a letter to Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Mahendra Nath Pandey, KTR urged them to reopen the CCI unit on the outskirts of Adilabad town for the development of the area. Considering the geographical advantages of Adilabad, if the CCI unit is reopened it would serve multiple benefits, especially ensuring cement supply to Telangana, Maharashtra and neighbouring states, KTR explained.

Since Adilabad is a backward district, reopening the CCI unit would aid in the development of the district and provide employment to local youth, especially tribals and STs who form a majority of the population in the area, he said. The minister added that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao's vision to provide employment to youth by introducing TS-IPASS was yielding good results as the state was attracting many investments.

The relentless efforts put in by the Telangana government have yielded in drawing investments to Adilabad as well, he said adding Orient Cement had invested over Rs. 1,500 crore to double the capacity of its plant at Devapur.

The construction sector in Telangana was progressing at a fast pace and with expectations of vast growth of the sector in the future by industry experts, there will be good demand for cement in the region, KTR said adding that on the national level, too, the demand for cement would increase considerably.

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