We were really surprised to see Sakshi news paper dated 28.09.2009. The first 2 pages of the main page were full of advertisements. We thought those would be from companies’ congratulating the people and wishing them a happy dussera. But no, all those Ads were to wish a company called ‘Bharathi cements’ for successfully completing its first cement plant at Nallalingayapalli in Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh.
Generally, if any company wants to make its presence felt through news papers, it would use all the news papers, so we thought if something similar was also published in Eenadu. No, there was no such advertisement in Eenadu newspaper.
So we went on to dig some information about the company Bharathi cements and found some interesting facts.
First thing is that the name of the company is recently changed to Bharathi cement corporation from Raghuram cement.
Second thing is that it is owned by none other than the legend YSR’s son YS Jagan mohan Reddy (Now we know why only Sakshi paper published those Ads)
On March 27 2006, the Government issued a GO allotting 2037 acres of mining lease to the company and the following year, it was allotted another 487 acres. In the same year the construction was started and today, the first cement plant of Bharathi cement is completed.
It should be remembered that before the elections, Chandra babu naidu made huge allegations (which never went on to a distance of course) regarding corruption in the companies related to YS family. All those allegations were reeling around the then Raghu ram cements, Dalmia cements, India cements etc.
Update: Even after years of its existence, Bharathi cements still doesn’t have a proper website. From what we can find, it says Bharathi Cements is a Group company of Vicat of France. Secondly, its not YS Jagan as said before, but YS Bharathi Reddy (wife of YS Jagan) who is the Chairman of the company.
It just has a single plant (2.5 Million Tonne capacity) at present at Nallalingayapalli village, Kamalapuram mandal, Kadapa, has sales offices and a dealer network of over 800 dealers and 1400 sub dealers across all major cities and towns in all 4 Southern states (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Kerala) and Goa.
(Published by Venkatesh on behalf of the editor @ Sai Digital Magazine)