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Cement Industry


Cement industry ratings released

The cement industry is a heavy weight of Indian industry. It is a darling of the stock market, a major contributor to GDP and the country's second-largest taxpayer. The industry poses many environmental challenges from mining to waste disposal. The industry has a unique opportunity to address these challenges without hurting the bottom line.

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Concrete Facts: The Life Cycle of the Indian Cement Industry

This is a compilation of facts on the Indian Cement Industry. It assesses its environmental, economic and social aspects and benchmarks the performance of 38 Indian cement plants with the global best practices.

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Cement industry ‘green’ only when it suits its pocket, says CSE rating study

New Delhi, December 16, 2005: The cement industry, the country’s second largest excise duty payer (after tobacco industry) and potentially very polluting, has been awarded the Three Leaves Award by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). This sector, which has major environmental impacts, has received higher marks than the three sectors rated previously by CSE – pulp and paper, chlor-alkali and automobiles.

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