Mega cement factory planned in Chincholi

 A mega cement manufacturing plant and a 50 MW captive power generation unit will be set up at Burigpally and Ghanapur, in Chincholi taluk.

The decision was made after Shiva Shankar Minerals Limited approached the government on establishing a factory to produce 3.5 million metric tons of cement each year. The project currently requires an investment of Rs 2,250 crore.

The proposal was made at the Global Investors Meet (GIM) and accepted by the government after receiving approval from the State High Level Clearance Committee. Phase 1 alone will require an estimated 1,050 workforce.

Industrial location

The plant will need an area of 1,500 acres, officials said. Private land within survey number 1 to 193 in Burigpally (excluding survey number 27) and survey number 1 to 126 at Ghanapur village (excluding survey number 103) in Chincholi taluk have been identified for conversion into industrial sites.

The land will be allotted by the revenue department in the villages of Burigpally and Ghanapur. 

Officials added the completed factory will require 6 million litres of water a day — which will have to be drawn from the Mullamari River. In addition, the plant will require 89,500 KVA of power from the Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company until its own captive generation unit becomes operational.

Employment generation

The main condition putforth by the government is that the company will have to train local people and provide employment to them as recommended by the Sarojini Mahishi Committee.

The other conditions include providing employment to one person of each family losing the land, adopting rain water harvesting, waste water recycling and water conservation techniques besides creating zero discharge facility.

The project proponent is also asked to prepare a vendor development plan to develop local vendors and to procure required inputs and components.
It is also advised to the company to take up social infrastructure development projects in the vicinity of the proposed project.

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