The Industry recorded an exponential growth with the introduction of partial decontrol in 1982 culminating in total decontrol in 1989.

  Largest Cement Producing Country in the World, next only to China

  The capacity, which was 29 Mn.t in 1981-82, rose to 340 Mn.t at the end of FY12.

  While it took 8 decades to reach the 1st 100 Mn.t capacity, the 2nd 100 Mn.t was added in 11 years and the 3rd 100 mn.t. was added in just 3 years.

  The industry has around 65 companies having around 200 cement plants.

  Industry is producing World class high quality& different varieties of cement to suit a host of applications matching the world's best in quality.

  Industry can produce cement conforming to any of the International standards viz. BS, ASTM, DIN etc.

  Industry is extremely conscious of quality, environmental health and safety. Most of the cement plants have received ISO 9000 series of accreditation, ISO 14001 and OHSAS-18001 certification.

  The Industry has been facing a chronic problem of insufficient availability of the main fuel coal, driving the manufacturers to resort to use of alternatives at steep cost.

  Taxes and Government levies on cement are high compared to countries in Asia pacific region.

  Cement Industry, which was branded as the highest polluter of environment, now meets the pollution standards, and no longer a polluter today.

  Contributes to environmental cleanliness by consuming hazardous wastes like Fly Ash (around 30 Mn.t) from Thermal Power Plants and the entire 8 Mn.t of granulated Slag produced by Steel manufacturing units and also using alternate fuels and raw materials.

  The cement industry is using advanced and environment friendly technologies.

  The industry has Implemented Waste Heat Recovery System for co-generation of power in cement plants thereby reducing CO2 emission

  Performance of best plant of the Industry w.r.t. Power & Fuel consumption of 68 kwh/ton of cement & 667 kcal/kg of clinker compares well with best Japanese levels of 68 kwh and 650 kcal.

  As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Cement Industry takes care of the social needs not only of the employees in the field of Education,Health,Environment ,Water Supply,Powerbut also adopts several villages around the factories providing free drinking water, electricity, medical and educational facilities.

  Cement Industry employs approx 5 lakh people in direct and indirect employment in the country

  Contributes approx. Rs. 32500-35000 crore annually to the national exchequer through various taxes and levies

  Exports Cement/Clinker to around 30 countries across the globe and earns precious foreign exchange.

  The core sector Cement Industry deserves due support from the Government by avoiding imposition of high levies and duties, making available various inputs like fuel, power, transport etc. at reasonable prices and in required quantities and help its growth and improve competitivity both in domestic and international markets.