Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited works with the local authorities to enable electrification of Satagaliya village

Takes another step to showcase commitment to the state of Bihar and its people
Worked with the Bihar Government so as to ensure that the entire village gets electricity

Banjari, Bihar, August 30, 2019: Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), India’s leading cement company has been working relentlessly in the Bihar region for the last 80 years. Dalmia Cement has recently facilitated the electrification of Satagaliya village near our Banjari plant, so as to ensure that the 400 residents of the village get electricity. This initiative was undertaken with active support of Mr. Pankaj Dixit, DM, Rohtas, Jyotinath Sahdev, SDM, Dehri on Sone, along with local BSEB and Block officials.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Raj Kumar Banveer, Assistant Executive Director & Unit Head, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, Banjari, said, “We at Dalmia Cement, are delighted to see that Satagaliya village has got electricity connections. I am confident that the electrification of the village will prove to be a pivot in improving the socio-economic conditions of the local community and empower the people to lead a quality life. We are thankful to district administration who have played a vital role in in realizing and enabling this initiative.”

“Our relationship with the state of Bihar dates back to the pre-independence era and with this initiative, we would like to reiterate our commitment towards the development and growth of this state and its people. Overall development of the local communities around the plant is our priority and we will continue to do so for the development of the region.” He added.

Working in line with the Government of India’s Clean and Green mission, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited has also distributed solar lantern and smokeless cooking stoves in Satagaliya and the nearby villages. This has been extremely beneficial to them as these stoves cause very little pollution during cooking.

Since its acquisition of the plant recently, DCBL has worked in tandem with the Bihar government to ensure revival of the unit. This historic plant is the only integrated cement unit in Bihar. The plant has a strategic advantage, having an installed capacity of 1.1 MTPA and Clinker 0.7 MTPA. Located in Banjari, district of Rohtas, Bihar, it has a captive Limestone Mine Reserve at Murli Pahari and is just two kilometres away from the plant, with a capacity of 13 MnT. The state of Bihar is a key focus for the company, which continues to grow its operations, providing livelihood and progress to its people and development in the entire Eastern region. At present, with DCBL’s production capacity in the Eastern region at 12 MTPA, it enjoys nearly 16% of the market share in the region.

About Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd.

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited (BSE Code: 542216|NSE Symbol: DALBHARAT and listed in MSE), is a leading player in the cement manufacturing segment and has been in existence since 1939. Dalmia Cement is the only cement company in the world to have the lowest carbon footprint. Dalmia Cement was the first Indian company to join RE100, and the first company in the world to join both EP100 and RE100 – showing real business leadership in the clean energy transition by taking a joined-up approach. With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 26 MnT, Dalmia Cement is also the fourth largest manufacturing capacity in India. Spread across nine states and 12 manufacturing units, the company is a category leader in super-specialty cements used for oil well, railway sleepers and air strips and is the country’s largest producer of slag cement. Dalmia Cement has also partnered with International Finance Corporation to promote sustainable business. Visit us at Dalmia Cement