Delayed Chamba cement plant project to start in October 2018
Member of parliament Shanta Kumar says that a cement plant for the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh will be inaugurated in October 2018. He added that the plant would likely be in the Sikridhar area, according to the Times of India newspaper. Kumar had previously discussed the project as a solution to reduce poverty and unemployment in the area while campaigning for election.
The state government originally signed a memorandum of understanding with Jap Pradesh Associates in 2007 to build a 2Mt/yr cement plant. However, the agreement was cancelled in 2014. The plant was intended to use limestone deposits at Baroh Shind.