Sustainable mining is integral to the cement industry's commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and long-term viability. It ensures a sustainable foundation for future growth in a responsible and ethical manner.

We are keenly aware about our impact on nature & we are taking initiatives to minimise our impacts:

  • Responsible mining: We have two mines i.e. at Nandyal and Shiva sites. We responsibly manage our mining operations by employing a non-electrical/shock tube-controlled blasting method, coupled with Minimate Blasters to meticulously monitor each blast. The blasting process is aided by a meticulous drilling and blasting procedure, which determines the optimal charge per hole based on stratum hardness. Our approach involves staged waste-dumping to optimise disposal area usage. To enhance productivity and minimise power consumption, the crusher operates at its maximum designed TPH capacity. We are collecting rainwater in mine pits & utilising meticulously for green belt development, cement and power plant operations and for dust control measures.
  • Rehabilitation plan: For each of our active mines, we have in place, a mine rehabilitation plan, in line with regulatory requirements. We undertake progressive rehabilitation as per the plan and implement initiatives. At Nandyal Site, we have planted > 175000 plants from the start of the mine with a survival rate of 75%.
  • Turning unused mines into reservoirs: We are repurposing our former/dormant mines as water reservoirs to strengthen water availability for local populations. Utilising sump water from both active and dormant mine pits, we provide water supply to nearby communities. The reclaimed old pits serve dual purposes, being utilised for cultivation and afforestation. This approach benefits from natural groundwater inflow from the surrounding areas, consistently replenishing the sumps and former pits, ensuring a year-round water source. To nurture the biodiversity within our mines, regular plantation initiatives are undertaken. Notably, aloe vera has been planted on the slopes of the waste dump area, supported by the construction of a garland drain and a parapet wall. Furthermore, the excavated soil is utilised for these plantation endeavours.