Report of the working group on cement industry for XII Five Year Plan (2012-2017)

Keeping in view the need to identify the various issues and formulation of recommendations for achieving the projected targets related to the industry and to focus on bringing out programs and their financial implications, a working group on cement industry for 12th Five Year Plan was constituted by the Planning Commission. It was also expected that the report will also indicate milestones to be achieved during the 12th Plan period. Accordingly, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry constituted following four Sub Groups comprising of representatives from various Ministries/Govt. Departments, Industry Representatives, R&D Institutions, Industry Associations etc. : Sub-Group-I : Macro Overview of Cement Industry and Measures for Demand Stimulation in Housing, Infrastructure and Concrete Roads; Sub-Group-II : Productivity, Technology, Environment, Sustainability, Standards, Skill Development and Research and Development (R&D); Sub-Group-III : Taxes and Capital Funding; and Sub-Group-IV : Logistics including Railways and Issues related to Raw Materials, Fuel, Fly ash, Minerals Rights and Land Acquisition