In 2009, for the first time since 1992, there was no growth in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel use, cement production and chemicals production. The recent credit crunch drove many industrialised economies into recession,

INDIA is likely to meet its target of reducing the emission intensity of the economy by 20 to 25% from the 2005 levels by 2020 going by its past record. The country reduced its per capita emission intensity between 1994 and 2007 by 30%, according to a report prepared by the Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment.

B G Shirsat / Mumbai May 6, 2010, 1:07 IST

Increases in input cost have impacted operating margins of cement companies in the quarter ended March 31, down 187 basis points (bps) year-on-year despite an average price hike of Rs 30-80 a bag from the lows of the third quarter. They are lower by almost 800 bps over the hefty margin of 26.7 per cent achieved in the quarter ended June 2009.

New Delhi: The infrastructure sector continues to grow at a healthy rate. In March, the six key sectors crude oil, petroleum refinery, coal, electricity, cement and finished steel posted an annual growth of 7.2%, boosting prospects of a robust overall industrial growth in the month. The six sectors had grown by 3.3% in March 2009.

Vijayawada, April 26: The joint collector, Mr Gaurav Uppal, on Monday asked the cement company managements located in Jaggaiahpet region to furnish the details of the measures to be taken up by the companies to check environment pollution.

After a dip in February, the cement industry is once again likely to hit the double-digit growth trajectory in March, as demand for the building material is consistently strong. On the back of demand from the infrastructure space and realty, cement makers continued selling higher volumes of cement.

It seems like alchemy: a Silicon Valley start-up says it has found a way to capture the carbon dioxide emissions from coal and gas power plants and lock them into cement. If it works on a mass scale, the company, Calera, could turn that carbon into gold.

8 companies plan to add 22-mt capacity.

Addition of new capacities on the back of a fall in demand has led to a downturn in capacity utilisation in the industry.

Suresh P. Iyengar

Mumbai, Feb. 14

The Gujarat Government's decision to put its mining policy on the fast track will give a new lease of life to eight cement companies that plan to add 22 million tonnes of capacity.

S. Annamalai

MADURAI: Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) plans to extend the use of waste plastic in cement processing to more districts in February. At present, the

The Republican Party of India (RPI) has decided to launch an agitation to voice their demand for the relocation of the cement godown on the Khadki railway station premises. The RPI said the godown was proving a health hazard for the local people and school children.