Jodhpur limestone cluster (Rajasthan)


Jodhpur district, in Rajasthan, has a cluster of about 115 MSMEs engaged in the production of quicklime and slaked lime from limestone. The limestone is sourced from quarries lying in an 8–10 km radius. Most of the units are non-mechanized; the main equipment used is a kiln in which limestone is baked to yield quicklime. The units have production capacities of 3,000–15,000 tonnes per annum (tpa).

Products manufactured

Quicklime, slaked lime

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Pet coke, firewood, electricity

Production & turnover

600,000 metric tonnes per annum

Total energy consumption (toe)

Leading industry association(s)

Cluster manual

Other resources

Source: Data pertains to 2010-11, collected primarily under the BEE-SME program

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