Midnapore: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the 2.4 metric tonne (MT) cement factory of JSW Group at Salboni in West Midnapore on Monday. The group has announced the investment of another Rs 400 crore in the cement and power industry in the state.
Appreciating the support extended by the state government in setting up the industry at Salboni, Parth Jindal, managing director of JSW Cement, said: “Another 1.2 MT cement manufacturing unit will be set up at Salboni. There will be an investment of Rs 300 crore for the cement plant and the 1.8 MW power plant will come up with an investment of Rs 100 crore.”
Local people have also extended their support, Monday is going to be a historic day when the cement plant will be inaugurated,” said Jindal, adding that jobs have already been given to 155 of those who had parted with their land. He said 492 had given their land in Salboni. Of them, 155 have already been provided jobs in the 2.4 MT cement plant.
A proposed paint manufacturing unit of the JSW Group will also come up at Salboni and the work to develop a youth football academy has also been started at Salboni. The Chief Minister and senior officials of the state government will be present in the inaugural programme of the cement plant.