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Cement manufacturers look to resume operations in a phased manner

India Cements, Ambuja Cement, ACC, JK Lashmi Cement and Prism Jhonsons have said that they plan to resume operations in their resoective plants in a phased manner from April 20, 2020.

Cement manufacturers are looking to resume their respective operations in a phased manner starting from April 20, 2020.

This comes after Ministry of Home Affairs on April announced continuation of works in construction projects, within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities, where workers are available on site and no workers are required to be brought from outside from April 20.

India Cements in a BSE filing said that the company is in the process of obtaining the requisite approvals from the respective state governments and other appropriate authorities for resuming the operations of its plants at various locations, in a phased manner.

“While resuming its operations, the company will abide by all directives/guidelines including standard operating procedure for social distancing and other precautionary measures stipulated by the concerned authorities,” it said in the regulatory filing.

Ambuja Cement is also seeking necessary permissions/approvals from the relevant government authorities for resumption of operations at various locations from April 20, 2020 in a phased manner, it said in the BSE filing.

ACC in its regulatory filing said it shall resume operations, w.e.f. April 20, 2020 in a phased manner, subject to requisite permissions, other relevant considerations and in accordance with the guidelines.

Similarly, JK Lakshmi Cement said in the BSE filing that the company is seeking necessary approvals from the relevant state governments authorities for resuming operations at our various plant locations.

On the basis of permission received from the Government of Gujarat, the company’s Grinding Units at Kalol and Surat have become partially operational. We have taken all necessary safety measures for the workmen and employees working there, the company said in the regulatory filing.

Prism Johnson has also resumed mining operations at its cement plant at Satna. After bringing down the level of finished goods inventory to the desired level and subject to requisite permissions, the company intends to resume operations in a phased manner at some of its locations across the country starting from April 20, 2020.

The company is closely monitoring the situation which is evolving every day and would take necessary actions as may be required in the then prevailing circumstances, it said in the regulatory filing.


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