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1.ADB may lend 9 bn for road projects

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is expected to lend over Rs 900 crore to upgrade around 433 km of roads in the North Eastern states. The centre has plan-ned to improve key road network in the region at an estimated cost of Rs 1,353 crore out of which Rs 908 crore will be provided by ADB.


2.Uranium mining in Meghalaya to start in 6 months

Uranium mining in Meghalaya is expected to start in five-to-six months as the state is planning to resolve issues with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) opposed to mining within the next three months.


3.Dalmia Cement to augment capacity

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd is planning to augment capacity with an investment of Rs 4,500 crore between 2012 and 2015.


4.Dalmia to invest Rs 2,500 cr in two Greenfield cement projects

Dalmia Bharat Enterprises plans to invest Rs 2,500 crore to set up two greenfield cement plants in Karnataka and Meghalaya.


5.IL&FS consortium bags Rs 536 cr Jorabat-Shillong project

The IL&FS Transport Networks and Ramky Infrastructure consortium has received a letter of award (LoA) from the NHAI.


6.Adhunik Cement in expansion mode

Adhunik Cement, a joint venture between Adhunik Group and MSP Group, has firmed up plans to expand its cement production capacity to 10 mn tonne in the next few years.


7.Dalmia to set up two cement units

Dalmia Cement plans to set up two new cement units, with a capacity of 2.5 mn tonne each, in Meghalaya and Karnataka.


8.Contracts awarded in September 2010

Chennai Metro Rail Ltd has signed a contract with Alstom Transport to supply 168 cars for the Chennai Metro. Alstom will supply 42 train-sets of four cars each.


9.Seven power projects in NE await environmental clearance

Seven power projects in the north-east, including four in Arunachal, two in Sikkim and one in Meghalaya, are awaiting green clearance.


10.SC approves Lafarge mining in state

The Supreme Court permitted the French cement firm Lafarge to resume limestone mining in Meghalaya for its plant at Chhatak in Bangladesh. A special forest bench of the apex court noted that the MoEF had, in April 2010, followed all statutory procedures while granting the revised environmental and forest clearance to Lafarge.