Reliance Cement to set up big plant in Himachal


reliance cementShimla : The Himachal Pradesh government late Wednesday Wednesday decided to grant prospecting licence to Reliance Cement Company for setting up a large cement plant in the state .

 The plant will be based on limestone , shale and quartzite in village Sugarthi , in Chopal tehsil of Shimla district measuring 25 square km(2500 hectares), a spokesman of the state government said .

 The state cabinet also decided to issue show cause notices to all five cement plants which have been approved in the past but have not taken adequate steps for commissioning of the plants .

 The notice asks these companies why the approval granted to them may not be withdrawn , the spokesman said .

 These cement plants include Keran limestone deposits , Sundernagar. Harish Cement Alsindi ,Lafarge India Chopal , India Cement Arki and Jai Prakash Associates Chamba.