The Telangana State IT & Industries minister Mr K T Rama Rao has asked the Central government to revive the Cement Corporation of India (CCI) unit in Adilabad district as the atmosphere is very congenial to do so.
“The Telangana government will extend all its support for the purpose as there is a lot of demand for cement both in the state and the country. It will also provide jobs to the local youth and ensure massive development of the most backward district,” he said in a letter written to the Central government. The state government will extend all incentives if it is decided to revive the CCI.
Mr Rama Rao pointed out that the issue was taken up with the union ministers several times in the past and wrote letters in this regard but there was no response so far.
Under the leadership of chief minister Mr KCR, the Telangana government was able to attract a lot of investments to the state. With the state government’s initiative, it could bring Rs 1,500 crore investment from Orient Cement Company.
The CCI unit in Adilabad presently has 772 acres of land, 170 acres of township, 48 million tonnes of lime reserves in 1,500 acres of land, and a dedicated power generation unit as well.
Mr Rama Rao pointed out that the country is the second-largest producer and consumer of cement owing to increased construction activity even in smaller towns across the country. The country could even export the cement to Arab and African countries in the future by increasing its capacity such as the revival of CCI units like the one in Adilabad district.
Mr Rama Rao urged the Central government to eschew complacency and take an early decision to revive the CCI unit in Adilabad.