Free Press Journal
  • Eco Render Plus – A Unique Plaster Without Cement, Sand, and Water

    The limited availability of riverbed sand and the ban on sand mining at various places because of excessive and illegal mining have significantly impacted the construction sector. Good quality sand is a must for plastering the interior and exterior surfaces of buildings. Water scarcity and labour crisis are further aggravating the situation. The construction sector is forced to use crushed rock sand, compromising on quality, to complete projects on time. This, in turn, gives

  • Core sector posts 5.3% growth in Feb

    New Delhi : Eight infrastructure sectors grew by 5.3 per cent in February, mainly helped by a robust performance of refinery products, fertiliser and cement segments.

  • Core sector grows at 6.7% in January; Cement, refinery output zoom

    New Delhi: Eight infrastructure sectors grew a faster pace of 6.7 per cent in January against 3.4 per cent in the year-ago month as petroleum refinery and cement output zoomed while steel power and coal production improved.

  • Core sector growth slows to five-month low in Dec

    New Delhi : Growth of the eight core sectors slowed to a five-month low, of four per cent, in December 2017, owing to the negative performance of segments like coal and crude oil, official data showed on Wednesday. The output growth recorded in December is the lowest since July 2017, when these core sectors had witnessed a 2.9 per cent expansion. These eight industries — coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products,

  • Core sector growth slows down to 3.4 pc in January

    New Delhi :  The growth of eight core sectors slowed down to a five-month low of 3.4 per cent in January mainly due to contraction in output of refinery products, fertiliser and cement.

  • Comm Ministry for exempting exports from GST Council

    New Delhi : Commerce and Industry Ministry on Tuesday pressed the GST Council to keep exports out of the GST framework and levy lower taxes on labour-intensive sectors like leather, cement and plantation.

  • Infra sector growth jumps to 6-month high of 6.6% in Oct

    New Delhi  : Infrastructure sector recorded a growth rate of 6.6 per cent in October — the highest in last six months — on the back of impressive performance by steel and refinery products, reports PTI. However, growth rate of power generation, fertiliser production and cement output fell considerably on year-on-year basis. Coal production continued to fall for the third straight month. The growth rate of eight infrastructure sectors — coal, crude oil,

  • 8 infra ind grow at 3.2% in July

    New Delhi : Infrastructure sector grew at 3.2 per cent in July mainly because of improvement in performance of energy sector, especially refinery output. However, the growth rate of the eight infrastructure sectors — coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity — was slower than the 5.2 per cent recorded in June.

  • Infra sector expands to 5.2% in June

    New Delhi : Infrastructure sector grew at 5.2 per cent in June, fastest in two months, on the back of double-digit growth in coal and cement sectors. The eight infrastructure sectors — coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity — had expanded by 3.1 per cent in June 2015.

  • ACC posts Rs 227 cr net profit

    New Delhi: Cement maker ACC reported a 4%decline in its consolidated net profit at Rs 226.95 crore for the March quarter. The company, which follows January-December as its fiscal year, said that consolidated income fell by 3%  to Rs 2,990.60 crore during January-March quarter of 2015-16 fiscal. The company’s cement sales were higher at 6.36 million tonnes (MT) in the March quarter compared with 5.82 MT in the year-ago period.

  • Birla’s UltraTech buys JP’s cement units for Rs 17k cr

    New Delhi : Aditya Birla Group firm UltraTech announced acquisition of debt-ridden JP Group’s cement plants for nearly Rs 17,000 crore (about USD 2.5 billion), making it the biggest deal in the sector. UltraTech Cement said it entered into a binding Memorandum of Understanding with Jaiprakash Associates Limited for the acquisition of its identified cement plants having total cement capacity of 22.4 MTPA (million tons per annum) situated in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh,

  • Industries to get coal after 10-yr deadlock

    New Delhi : The Government on Wednesday opened up the coal supply through auction to the private industries like cement, steel and aluminium sectors that were left high and dry for past ten years to fend for themselves to buy from the open market.

  • Ghats at Triveni to be named as ‘Kshipra-Rewa Sangam’

    Ujjain : The thing tank of the Simhastha has started an exercise to glorify the construction works carried out by using cement, concrete, iron, bricks, grits, gravels, water etc. In their bid to establish the mythological importance of Ujjain world-wide and to honour the erstwhile figures, a strategy is being formulated to name the bridges and Kshipra ghats before their names.

  • Crude Oil

    Core industry index shows negative growth in November

    New Delhi – The industrial output index for India’s eight core industries (ECI) registered a decline in November, pulled  down by lower crude oil, natural gas, steel, cement and refinery output.

  • Coal

    Government sets ball rolling for e-auction of eight coal mines

    New Delhi: The government today kick-started the process of online auction for eight blocks in the fourth round for sectors like steel, cement and iron. The government has already mobilised over Rs 3 lakh crore in the first three rounds of coal auction and allotment. “It has been decided to auction eight Schedule III coal mines earmarked for non-regulated sectors like, iron and steel, cement and captive power plants in the fourth tranche. The e-auction for these mines will be held