JSW Cement, a unit of Sajjan Jindal-led JSW group, plans to reduce its cement-making cost by as much as three-fourths by setting up grinding units closer to markets, in contrast to the traditional model of clinker units placed near the source of raw material. These new units will use clinker imported from countries that have a surplus, thus allowing JSW Cement to add one tonne of capacity at about Rs 180 crore, against Rs 840 crore required to set up a similar capacity under the traditional model. The company plans to establish several such grinding units on the country´s east coast in West Bengal and Odisha, taking its cement capacity up by more than 14 mn tonne to 20 mn tonne by 2020.
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