OCL India receives a humungous ‘Yes’ from the local public for proposed expansion of the cement grinding unit at Salboni in West Bengal

~ A unanimous voice of ‘no objection to the expansion’ echoed at the Public Hearing conducted by State Pollution Control Board ~

Kolkata/West Midnapore, May 26, 2017: Marking a significant development, OCL India Ltd (BSE: 502165 | NSE: OCL), the flagship associate company of Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd today attained a NoC from the local population for its proposed capacity expansion of the cement grinding unit at Godapiasal Industrial Park, Salboni, West Midnapore, West Bengal. The Company proposes to optimise the capacity of the grinding unit from current 1.35 million tons per annum (MTPA) to 1.75 MTPA in Phase I and thereafter add fresh capacity of 2.25 MTPA in Phase II, taking total installed capacity of the unit to 4.0 MTPA. The nod achieved by the company at the Public Hearing conducted today by State Pollution Control Board signifies full compliance by the Company to the specific point of ‘Public Hearing’ for such expansion plan under ‘Terms of Reference’ (ToR) towards Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as prescribed by Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF). This public approval pushes OCL India a step closer to attain the final Environmental Clearance and execute its capacity enhancement programme.

Mr. Ganesh Jirkuntwar, Executive Director – Manufacturing, OCL India Ltd and Dalmia Cement East Ltd commented, “We thank the people of Salboni for their continued support and giving us the opportunity to help them ride the Bengal growth story. Burgeoning cement demand driven by India’s strong focus on infrastructure development in fueling further economic growth has triggered us to build capacity further and thereby be ‘future ready’ to support the country’s development agenda.”

The public hearing today witnessed a strong 500 people and public leaders asserting consent to the expansion plan of the company in presence of key dignitaries identified by the Pollution Control Board to oversee the proceedings including Shri S K Meena, Additional District Magistrate - West Midnapore, Shri Pushpal Sarkar, Block Development Officer, Salboni, Shri Nepal Singh, Panchayat Samiti Sabhapati and many other noted public figures. The people expressed confidence in the fact that the Company will comply to all measures and monitoring mechanism as prescribed by West Bengal Pollution Control Board with the plant operating within the permissible limits of given pollution parameters.

Mr. Manoranjan Sahoo, Asst. Executive Director – Manufacturing, OCL India Ltd said, “We have been commended by the local populace for our social responsibilities that we have demonstrated before the region. Our initiatives carried out in the fields of education, income generation program for women, health, sanitation and drinking water have been taken cognizance off and have been appreciated. The people of the Salboni trusts us and we will continue meet their expectations with more such social initiatives to make a difference to their lives.”

About OCL India Ltd

OCL India Ltd is an associate company of Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd (a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited) - the fourth largest cement manufacturing business group in the country. OCL is the largest and most trusted brand in Odisha and one of the fastest growing cement brands in Eastern India with very strong presence in West Bengal and significant inroads in Jharkhand and Bihar. The Company has a 4 MnTPA cement plant at Rajgangpur (Odisha), 1.35 MnTPA cement plant at Kapilas (Odisha), 1.35 MnTPAcement plant at Salboni, West Medinipur (West Bengal) and a 1,06,400 TonnePA refractory plant at Rajgangpur (Odisha).The company has commissioned a 2x27 MW Captive Power Plant in 2010-11 at its Rajgangpur Plant. The Company is listed on National Stock Exchange Limited and Bombay Stock Exchange Limited. Among the earliest and prominent names to set in motion India’s industrial revolution is OCL – the makers of KONARK Cement and Top of the World Refractories. OCL India continues to be a market by setting benchmark for consistent quality; best business practices and service excellence. Our outreach to the communities in which OCL India operate, has been synonymous with the brand OCL long before CSR evolved as a concept. Consistently, since 1950 OCL India have played a key role in partnering with the Government in the development of our home state. Etched in the ethos of OCL is the principle of making a positive and meaningful impact on the communities OCL India lives with. This belief has been demonstrated through several initiatives in various areas: environment, health, education, drinking water, community development and livelihood training, – which have been and continues to be the need for of the

About Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd.

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited (BSE Code: 533309|NSE Symbol: DALMIABHA and listed in MSE), is a leading player in cement manufacturing since 1939. It is one of the largest and most diverse cement companies in India and is the world’s greenest cement company. With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 25 MnT, Dalmia Bharat Cement is also the fourth largest manufacturing capacity in the country. Spread across eight states and 11 manufacturing units, the company is also the category leader in super-specialty cements used for oil wells, railway sleepers and air strips and is the country’s largest producer of slag cement. Visit us at www.dalmiacement.com

About Dalmia Bharat Group

Dalmia Bharat Group (www.dalmiabharat.com) is a leading national player in India’s core manufacturing sector since 1939. With a turnover of over 10,000 crore it has a leadership position in Cement, Sugar, Refractories. A leader in specialty cements and the country’s largest producer of slag cement, Dalmia Bharat is the world’s greenest cement company. And a leader in Sustainability best practices set to global benchmarks. In generic sugar, the group caters to several marquee brands. It has an enduring and growing customer base in refractories.