Eyeing the growing cement market in Bihar, Reliance Cement Company (RCC) has launched Reliance Cement in the state. The company will be the first player in the cement industry to have a unique QR code printed on its cement bags. Smart phone users will be able to scan this code to get more information on the product features and quality assurance.
Four companies may be short-listed by Steel Authority of India (SAIL) for the development and operation of a 4mn tonne open-cast coking coal mine with inbuilt coal beneficiation plant at the Tasra block in Jharkhand.
An Environment Ministry's panel has made it clear to Tata Steel that its proposal to set up a power plant in coal-bearing region of Jharkhand will not be approved unless it is cleared by the coal ministry.
Essar Energy plc plans to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA), with the Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB), for 300 MW of contracted capacity from its 1,200 MW Tori I power station which is under construction in Jharkhand. BSEB issued Essar Energy's subsidiary Essar Power Jharkhand (EPJL)
Asansol-based Burnpur Cement plans to set up cement plants in Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Nepal, to increase its capacity to 10 mn tonne, in the next few years. These expansions will be carried out in two phases.