Lafarge's Meghalaya plant in trouble

Lafarge's Meghalaya plant is in trouble due to protest against the company at the plant location. Lafarge is the cement giant of France and it is all set to set up its own plant in Meghalaya. More than Rs 1000-crore has been sanctioned by the firm to establish the same.

But now the project has met the major obstacle when the locals have protested against the plant.

They are saying that the plant would cause environmental hazards and they will protest against the company. More than hundreds of people were gathered at the proposed plant location on Thursday and demanded the officials of the district council not to issue the no-objection certificate (NOC) to the company to set up plant at that location.

The Meghalaya project of the firm contains a 1.1-million tonne Greenfield integrated cement plant. Lafarge has decided to establish the plant at the Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya which is the filled with rich limestone. However, the project is at its initial phase and the technical and feasibility studies are going on at this point of time.

The company sources have also said that after the technical survey, the company will decide the further possibilities.