The company had also stopped clinker production at Chaibasa, Jharkhand, and Bargarh plants but continued the operations of cement grinding units associated with these plants.
“The impact of the closure was not material since cement grinding continued with transfer of clinker from sister works/purchase of clinker,” ACC said. The company resumed limestone mining operations at its captive mines of Chaibasa plant following the terms of Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Ordinance 2015.
State governments were issued orders to stop mining following a Supreme Court judgment in the matter of Goa Foundation versus Union of India and Others and in Common Cause versus Union of India on deemed renewal of mining leases and subsequent amendment to The Mineral Concession Rules 1960.
This judgment affected the mining activity of all leaseholders whose mines are on deemed renewal