Shree Cement Limited (SCL) bagged the Karhi Chandi limestone block in Balodabazar district of Chhattisgarh in the first-ever non-coal mining lease auctioned by the state government. The block has an estimated reserve of 166 million tonnes with 80 million tonnes cement grade limestone. The block would feed the company’s cement plant located in Semaradih in the same district. The company also has plans to increase the cement plant capacity in Balodabazar from 3.0 million tpa to 5.2 million tpa.
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