OCL India Ltd (BSE: 502165 | NSE: OCL), the flagship associate company ofDalmia Cement Bharat Ltd and one of the fastest growing company of Eastern India today achieved an enormous support from the local population of Rajgangpur in Sundargarh district for its proposed new cement plant besides the existing integrated cement plant situated in the area. This public consent takes the Company a step closer to achieve the final Environmental Clearance and execute its capacity enhancement programme. The Company proposes to set up a new unit of 2.25 million tonne per annum (MTPA) cement manufacturing and 3 MTPA clinker manufacturing capacity. With this the company’s total capacity in Rajgangpur will propel to 6.25 MTPA cement and 5.9 MTPA clinker manufacturing. OCL India which is revered for its peripheral development of Rajgangpur and multiple deeper pockets of Odisha and East at large, now promises to generate further direct and indirect employment opportunities in and around the plant location, through this expansion programme.
Mr. Ganesh Jirkuntwar, Executive Director – Manufacturing, OCL India Ltd and Dalmia Cement East Ltd stated, “Riding on the overall improvement of macro-economic factors of the country, we foresee an uptick in India’s infrastructural development and thereby a potential surge in cement demand. Thus our plan to add fresh capacity through our new unit in Rajgangpur is a careful approach to be ready to cater to this growing demand. We thank the local populace of Rajgungpur for their continued support.”
The public hearing today witnessed a massive turnout of people and public leaders avowing consensus to the expansion plan. The Public Hearing took place today under the guidance of Sri. Bhaskar Chandra Turuk, Additional District Magistrate, Sundargarh and Sri. Hemendra Nath Naik, Regional Officer, Odisha State Pollution Control Board and joined by many other noted public figures. The public expressed confidence in the fact that the Company will comply to all measures and monitoring mechanism as prescribed by State Pollution Control Board, Odisha with the plant operating within the permissible limits of given pollution parameters.
OCL India has remained committed over the years for developing Rajgangpur and many other regions in Odisha. It has created mammoth direct and indirect job opportunities in the past for the local communities. Currently the company is engaged in enhancing employability of local youth of Rajgangpur and making the women of the region economically independent by augmenting their skills through various training programmes conducted in association with Dalmia Industrial Training Institute and Dalmia Bharat Foundations’ skill development centre in Rourkela. Recently it has also committed to provide two specialist doctors to the recently inaugurated Mother and Child Care Center at the local hospital in Rajgangpur and refurbished a market place in coordination with the local municipality. It is noteworthy to mention here that OCL India has also taken up a mission to render Sundargarh a blind free district. OCL in partnership with LVPEI has
started ‘OCL Eye Centre’. Over 45,000 patients have been treated in the past two years with more than 3,000 free cataract operations so far.
About OCL India Ltd
OCL India Ltd is an associate company of Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd (a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited) – the fourth largest cement manufacturing business group in the country. OCL is the largest and most trusted brand in Odisha and one of the fastest growing cement brands in Eastern India with very strong presence in West Bengal and significant inroads in Jharkhand and Bihar. The Company has a 4 MnTPA cement plant at Rajgangpur (Odisha), 1.35 MnTPA cement plant at Kapilas (Odisha), 1.35 MnTPA cement plant at Salboni, West Medinipur (West Bengal) and a 1,06,400 TonnePA refractory plant at Rajgangpur (Odisha). The company has commissioned a 2×27 MW Captive Power Plant in 2010-11 at itsRajgangpur Plant. The Company is listed on National Stock Exchange Limited and Bombay Stock Exchange Limited. Among the earliest and prominent names to set in motion India’s industrial revolution is OCL – the makers of KONARK Cement and Top of the World Refractories. OCL India continues to be a market by setting benchmark for consistent quality; best business practices and service excellence. Our outreach to the communities in which OCL India operate, has been synonymous with the brand OCL long before CSR evolved as a concept. Consistently, since 1950 OCL India have played a key role in partnering with the Government in the development of our home state. Etched in the ethos of OCL is the principle of making a positive and meaningful impact on the communities OCL India lives with. This belief has been demonstrated through several initiatives in various areas: environment, health, education, drinking water, community development and livelihood training, – which have been and continues to be the need for of the people.
About Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd.
Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited (BSE Code: 533309|NSE Symbol: DALMIABHA and listed in MSE), is a leading player in cement manufacturing since 1939. It is one of the largest and most diverse cement companies in India and is the world’s greenest cement company. With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 25 MnT, Dalmia Bharat Cement is also the fourth largest manufacturing capacity in the country. Spread across eight states and 11 manufacturing units, the company is also the category leader in super-specialty cements used for oil wells, railway sleepers and air strips and is the country’s largest producer of slag cement. Visit us at www.dalmiacement.com
About Dalmia Bharat Group
Dalmia Bharat Group (www.dalmiabharat.com) is a leading national player in India’s core manufacturing sector since 1939. With a turnover of over 10,000 crore it has a leadership position in Cement, Sugar, Refractories. A leader in specialty cements and the country’s largest producer of slag cement, Dalmia Bharat is the world’s greenest cement company. And a leader in Sustainability best practices set to global benchmarks. In generic sugar, the group caters to several marquee brands. It has an enduring and growing customer base in refractories.