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Reliance Cement enters West Bengal market

LiveMint logoLiveMint 21-05-2014 Zahra Khan

Mumbai: Reliance Cement Co. Pvt. Ltd, a part of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group, on Wednesday said it had entered the West Bengal market, expanding its presence in the country.

“West Bengal is one of the largest cement consuming states in eastern India with total consumption of around 14 million tonnes per annum (mtpa),” chief executive officer Arvind Pathak said in a statement. “With the ever-increasing industrial activities, real-estate, construction and infrastructure (activity), in addition to the onset of various industrial zones being developed in West Bengal the market is expected to grow at the rate of 8% over the next few years.”

Reliance Cement sells building material in states such as Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand, and has a total capacity of 5.8 mtpa.

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