Industries Minister Thangam Thenarasu said Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC) and Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) grades are the two Valimai variations presented in the market.
On Tuesday, M K Stalin, Chief Minister launched Tamil Nadu Cements Corporation‘s new cement brand ‘Valimai‘. The new brand denoted power and said it would regulate the rise in the price of cement. He also said that it’ll help the construction sector to thrive.
The Tamil word ‘Valimai’ denotes strength. The Chief Minister tweeted that the new brand would rein in cement price increase and aid development in the construction area.
An official release here said some of the incredible features of the Valimai brand are greater compressive power, quick setting, and high-resistant quality.
Industries Minister Thangam Thenarasu said,
Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC) and Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) grades are the two Valimai variations presented in the market. Also, he said adding that the government sector would use it. Nearly 30,000 tons of Valimai cement combinations would be produced in a month, he said.
The Minister told reporters that the price of the Valimai cement varieties would be in the range of Rs 350 to Rs 365 per bag in addition to approximately Rs 30-35 transportation charges.
The cement manufacturing procedure is high-tech and adapted to high norms of quality and it is on a par with any other denomination, he said. The product is, though, economically priced for the interest of Tamil Nadu and everyone, be it the poor or the middle-class people, he said.
According to the brand, grade, and quantity in a pack, cement prices per bag in the open market will be determined.
The state public sector unit, TN Cements Corporation Limited was set up in 1970 by late Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and its annual production capacity is 17 lakh tons. ‘Arasu’ is a brand of TANCEM.