Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik lays the foundation stone for Dalmia DSP Cement Plant at Liploi in Rajgangpur



Rajgangpur: OCL India Ltd., the flagship company of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. (DCBL) in Eastern India today took yet another step towards affirming its commitment towards the State of Odisha with laying of the ceremonial foundation stone for its third integrated cement plant at Rajgangpur. The new manufacturing facility will be known as Dalmia DSP Unit. The ceremony, held at Bhubaneswar and Rajgangpur simultaneously, Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, unveiled the plaque on video conferencing by pushing the button from the State Secretariat in presence of Mr. Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO, Dalmia Bharat Cement, Mr. Amandeep, Whole-Time Director, OCL India Limited and Mr. Joyram Mishra, Head of Corporate Affairs (East), DCBL. Sundargarh District administration along with Mr. Sunil Gupta, Executive Director – Manufacturing (East), DCBL joined the event at Rajgangpur to commemorate the occasion. The stone-laying ceremony marks a key milestone in DCBL’s commitment towards industrial growth and investment in the State of Odisha.

OCL India Ltd. had earlier proposed to set up a new unit of 2.25 million tonne per annum (MTPA) cement manufacturing and 3 MTPA clinker manufacturing capacity at Rajgangpur. The expansion plan received enormous support from the local populace during a public hearing held last year. With the plant going live, the company’s total capacity in Rajgangpur will increase to 6.25 MTPA in cement and 5.9 MTPA in clinker manufacturing. OCL India Limited, which is revered for peripheral development of Rajgangpur and multiple deeper pockets of Odisha and East at large, now promises to generate further direct and indirect employment opportunities through this expansion programme. The new Dalmia DSP Unit will entail an investment of Rs. 2000 crores and it is expected to be commissioned by late 2019.

Speaking on the occasion at Bhubaneswar, Mr. Mahendra Singhi, said, “On behalf of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. I take this opportunity to sincerely thank Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik for his confidence in our ability to support the growth of Odisha’s vibrant and growing economy through this new state-of-the-art plant at Rajgangpur. Dalmia Cement stands by its commitment towards Odisha’s growth story and looks forward to assistance from external partners who can complement and augment our internal efforts. There is a growing demand of cement due to infrastructural growth in Eastern India and our plan to add fresh capacity through this new unit is an approach to be ready to cater to this growing demand.”

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. has been shaping the Country’s infrastructural requirements for the last 75 years. This development is in line with the Company’s expansion plans for the eastern market. A leader in specialised cements, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited has been ranked globally no. 1 as the World’s Greenest Cement Company by the CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project). Out of 13 cement majors across the globe, Dalmia Bharat is ranked at the top in Cement Sector League. It is recognised as the lowest carbon footprint cement producer globally with carbon dioxide emission of


342 kg/tonne of cement produced as compared to global average of 616 kg/tonne. Reiterating its commitment towards green energy, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL) has already become the first cement Company across the globe to join RE 100 and EP 100 campaign. The Company has commissioned 8-megawatt captive solar PV and a 9.2 Megawatt Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) project in Eastern India. Currently, Dalmia Cement is three times water positive and the company has further plans to replicate this success in all its cement plants.