Cement Corporation of India
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Cement Corporation of India Limited (CCI) is a public-sector undertaking of the government of India. The company was incorporated as a wholly government-owned corporation on January 18, 1965, with the objective of setting up cement units in public sector to help achieve self-sufficiency in cement production in the country.
CCI is based in New Delhi. The corporation manufactures various types of cements, such as Portland pozzolana cement (PPC), Portland slag cement (PSC), and ordinary Portland cement (OPC) of varying grades - 33, 43,53 and 53S (special grade cement for manufacture of sleepers for Indian Railways).
The units are spread throughout the country from East (Bokajan in Assam) to West (Akaltara, Mandhar in Chhattisgarh and Nayagaon in Madhya Pradesh) and from North (Rajban in Himachal Pradesh and Charkhi Dadri in Haryana) to South (Kurkunta in Karnataka and Adilabad, Tandur in Andhra Pradesh), with one cement grinding unit in Delhi.
The performance of CCI was adversely affected due to severe liquidity crunch and infrastructural constraints particularly related to power shortage. 7 units out of 10 are non-operational due to various reasons, especially after Mrs Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister was no more. The company became sick and was referred to BIFR. BIFR had directed the OA to appoint a merchant banker to explore the sale of CCI as a whole as a going concern basis or its units individually or collectively.
CCI Cement Plants Locations
- Rajban in Himachal Pradesh (dry process)
- Charkhi in Dadri Haryana (semi-dry process)
- Okhla Industrial Area in Delhi (grinding unit; produces around 5 million MT of cement annually)
- Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh (dry process)
- Bokajan in Assam (dry process)
- Akaltara in Chhattisgarh (dry process)
- Mandhar in Chhattisgarh (wet process)
- Kurkunta in Karnataka (dry process)
- Adilabad in Andhra Pradesh (dry process)
- Tandur in Andhra Pradesh (dry process)
Rajban in Himachal Pradesh is around 60 km from the city of Dehradun, Sirmaur district; produces around 1.98 million MT of Pozzolona Portland cement and ordinary Portland cement annually. The plant also consists of a township which has around 449 accommodation facilities, bank, post offices, telephone exchange and other civic amenities)
The Kurkunta cement plant is located at a distance of around 60 kilometers from the region of Gulbarga near the Kurkunta railway station. By using the west process, the plant produces around 1, 98,000 MT of cement on an annual basis. Spread over an area of around 892.31 acres (3.6111 km2), it comprises the factory, mining area, railway siding and the township.
The Bokajan Cement Plant is around 350 kilometers from the city of Guwahati and around 21 kilometers from the Dimapur Airport. Annually, the plant produces around 1, 98,000 MT per year by using the dry process of manufacture. The total area has the factory, the mining area and the township. The township consists of various civic amenities such as health centers, guest houses, bank, post office, telephone exchange and so on.
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