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Total   production The cement industry comprises of 125 large cement plants   with an installed capacity of 148.28 million tonnes and more   than 300 mini cement plants with an estimated capacity of   11.10 million tonnes per annum.       The Cement Corporation of India, which is a Central Public  Sector Undertaking, has 10 units. There are 10 large cement  plants   owned   by   various   State   Governments.   The   total  installed capacity in the country as a whole is 159.38 million  tonnes. Actual cement  production in  2002-03  was 116.35  million   tonnes   as   against   a   production   of   106.90   million  tonnes in 2001-02, registering a growth rate of 8.84%.  Major  players in cement production are Ambuja cement, Aditya    Apart from meeting the entire domestic demand, the industry  is also exporting cement and clinker. The export of cement  during 2001-02 and 2003-04 was 5.14 million tonnes and  6.92   million   tonnes   respectively.   Export   during   April-May,  2003 was 1.35 million tonnes. Major exporters were Gujarat  Ambuja   Cements   Ltd.   and     Ltd.  The Planning Commission for the formulation of X Five  Year   Plan   constituted   a   'Working   Group   on   Cement  Industry' for the development of cement industry. The  Working Group has identified following thrust areas for  improving demand for cement; i. Further push to housing development programmes; ii. Promotion of concrete Highways and roads; and iii. Use of ready-mix concrete in large infrastructure  projects. Further, in order to improve global competitiveness of the  Indian Cement Industry, the Department of Industrial Policy  competitiveness   of   the   Indian   Industry   through   an  organization of international repute, viz. KPMG Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. The report submitted by the   organization has made several recommendations for making   the   Indian   Cement   Industry   more   competitive   in   the   international   market.   The   recommendations   are   under   consideration.       Cement industry has been decontrolled from price and   distribution       on 1st March 1989 and de-licensed on 25th July       1991. However, the performance of the industry and prices of   cement are monitored regularly. Being a key infrastructure   industry, the constraints faced by the industry are reviewed in   the Infrastructure Coordination Committee meetings held in   the Cabinet Secretariat under the Chairmanship of Secretary   (Coordination). The Committee on Infrastructure also reviews   its   performance.  
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