Jammu to Get 300 Tones Per Day Capacity Cement Plant


JAMMU- The Minister for Industries & Commerce Mr. S.S. Slathia today called for exploitation of all opportunities available in the State for Industrial growth with a view of generating more employment and economic activities. 

Speaking to the officers and field functionaries of the J&K Cements Limited (JKCL), during his inspection to the up-coming Clinker Grinding-cum-packaging unit at Samba today, Mr. Slathia called for commissioning of the plant as early as possible, so that the major market share of cement is tapped by the Organization.

The Managing Director JKCL Mr. R.K. Razdan, FA&CAO JKCL Mr. Q.A. Wani, General Manager JKCL Mr.. Atul Sharma and XEN Civil, JKCL Mr. Ashok Khokhar accompanied the Minister during his inspection to the plant. The team from Power Development Department to whom the construction work for 2.50 MVA Receiving Station has been entrusted, was headed by XEN Mr. Jameel. 

The Minister had a detailed discussion with the officers regarding progress on various stages of the installation of the unit on especially work on installation and erection of various equipments of Cement Mill and civil works. The Minister showed his satisfaction with the progress achieved. However on spot instructions were given to further gear up the job of commissioning of the plant so that the trial-run takes place immediately after completion of the plant. The Minister instructed that all the officers and Engineers of JKCL posted at Site should work in very coordinated manner keeping full attention on quality of work and completion of job in time so that the unit is ready for operation in time.

As regards constructions of 2.50 MVA Receiving Station, which forms the integral part of the plant and has been entrusted to PDD by the JKCL, the  Minister had a detailed interaction with the concerned XEN and instructed that the Receiving Station should be ready latest by 1st week of February 2013.

Managing Director JKCL Mr. R.K. Razdan briefed the Minister that the plant will produce 300 TPD cement and will significantly contribute in the development works by catering the demand of various Govt. Deptts. This will generate commercial turn-over of the Company as well as its profit.  He said the JKCL was established as State Public Sector Undertaking by Government in the year 1982 and since then has been in the field of manufacturing “Jehlum” Brand 43 Grade OPC Cement, which has become first preference of the customers and Government Departments.

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