Udaipur: The M.P. Birla Group celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Birla Cement Works, the second member of its 10-member Cement Division, at Chanderia . Shri H V Lodha, Chairman of the Group, and members of the Board of Directors of Birla Corporation Limited, were present on this auspicious occasion.
Shri Lodha said Birla Cement Works was the first dry process plant in India, using the latest technology. The M.P. Birla Group has two cement plants at Chanderia, Birla Cement Works (1967) and Chanderia Cement Works (1986). Today, the total production capacity of the plants per year is 4 million tons and, in the near future, it would go up to 5.5 million tons. Despite restrictions on blasting in the Chanderia mines since the past six years, the plants were working in full gear. Shri Lodha congratulated the Chanderia team on its initiative in ensuring normal performance of the plants and presented 40 employees with the Long-term Service Award.
Shri D.N. Ghosh, Member, Board of Directors of Birla Corporation Limited, the flagship Company of the M.P. Birla Group, said it was a great occasion when "we can take pride of ourselves". He praised the contribution of the Chanderia team since the past 50 years. He emphasized that a large part of the profit made by the Company went to charitable work.
Shri Pracheta Majumdar, Executive Director, said "we keep pace with the times but without sacrificing our basic values". Referring to the CSR activities of the group, he referred to the multi-speciality hospital being set up at Chittorgarh and support to the poor by Priyamvada Birla Arvind Hospital and South Point School, in Kolkata.
Cement Division, M.P. Birla Group:
The Cement Division of the M.P. Birla Group now has 10 units across Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal, with a total capacity of 15.5 MT. The Group acquired the cement business of Reliance Infrastructure Limited recently.
The units at Chanderia produce Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC), OPC 43 Gr., OPC 53 Gr. & SRC, under the brand name "Birla Samrat CHETAK Cement". The cement facilities at the units have received the ISO-9001:2008 quality system certification, covering the entire range of production. CHETAK Cement is ideal for mass concrete, RCC/pre-stressed/precast structure (for reduced thermal crack), increased water tightness of concrete, increased resistance to sulphate soil & aggressive water and increased resistance to alkali aggregate reaction, besides corrosion resistance properties.
Birla Cement Works received the Greentech Safety Gold Award 2014 from Greentech Foundation, New Delhi, for outstanding achievement in safety management and got the Greentech Silver Award for environment management. It also received the 'Bhamashah Award 2013' from the Ministry of Education, Government of Rajasthan, for excellent contribution towards education.