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First cement factory in Rajasthan is established in which year?
A. 1921
B. 1916
C. 1932
D. 1910

Last updated date: 21st Jun 2024
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Hint: The first cement factory in Rajasthan is situated in Lakheri. It is mostly surrounded by agricultural lands and villages but it has a cement manufacturing unit of Associated Cement Companies Ltd. (ACC).

Complete step-by-step answer:
Lakheri is a town in the Bundi district of Rajasthan. It is located 180 km from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The cement manufacturing unit in Lakheri (ACC) is the longest cement running plant in Asia. It also produces a mix of concrete. As time passed by, to incorporate the latest technology in cement production the plant has undergone expansions. In April 2007, the latest expansion project was completed. A total of 1.50 million tonnes of cement is produced per annum. Portland cement, Ready Mixed Concrete, Bulk Cement, Precast Products, and tiles are the products made in the cement plant. The Lakheri Cement Works (LCW) of ACC Limited is the owner of the cement plants. The ownership type of this plant is Private. Associated Cement Companies Limited is the major shareholder of the company. The nearest well-connected railway station to this plant is the Lakheri Railway Station. Lakheri does not have an airport. This i.e., the first cement factory was established in the year 1916.

Thus, option (B) is correct.

Note: In an interview with a private news channel, the managing director of ACC has predicted that there is a $12{\text{ - }}15\% $ of the rise in the production of cement from the Lakheri plant. The Lakheri’s cement works ACC Limited also built a water pump house on the River Mez.