Indian Bureau of Mines may close down Topcem Cement's limestone mining operations in Meghalaya

Tuesday, 23 Feb, 7.13 pm

The Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) has served a fresh violation notice to the producer of Topcem Cement, and may order suspension of limestone mining in South Khliehjri mine if the 'violations' are not rectified immediately.

Vikash Kumar, Assistant Controller of Mines of IBM, on February 4, served a violation notice to Kailash Chandra Lohia, the chairman of Meghalaya Cements Ltd, the producer of Topcem Cement brand.

The IBM officials, on December 15, 2020, had inspected Topcem Cement's South Khliehjri limestone mine near Thangskai in East Jaintia hills district of Meghalaya.