Background

About Lime

Limestone is one of the most versatile Minerals found on earth due to its application in a variety of Industries. Renowned for its use since ancient times for its various properties, it has been a constant presence in human pursuit of civilization as far as 7000 BCE.

Ancient civilizations both big and small from around the world have relied on the versatile properties of limestone for several millennia to build houses and monuments, laying of roads, walls and dams, production of cosmetics and paints, manufacturing soaps and medicines.

This relationship continues to this day. Every second of every day, we use materials that use limestone and its auxiliary derivatives in one form or another.

Your average day begins with waking up and pulling the blinds on the glass window of your bedroom. You bring water and milk to the boil on your kettle for your coffee and tea with sugar while your peruse the news on your smart phone or newspaper whilst having breakfast consisting of produce and eggs bought from the local markets. Your cleanly washed clothes and polished leather shoes sit neatly in your wardrobe while you check your watch and collect the keys for your vehicle with plans to dispose of your garbage before you begin the commute on the roads to your place of work flanked on all sides by buildings built using concrete, steel and paint.

Limestone is used to manufacture the glass window through which you look, the water in your taps and the sugar in your coffee is purified using lime. The livestock from which we derive our milk and eggs are fed limestone for calcium. Lime is present in the paper we use, the leather shoes that we wear and the detergents we use to clean our clothes. Lime is present in treating the flue gas emitted while disposing of our garbage, the roads that we traverse on and the cars and bikes that we drive. Our new homes with a fresh coat of paint and building we reside in are made possible with lime. It is no exaggeration when we claim – we use lime every second of every day.

We trace our roots back to Shri. S.N.N. Sankarlinga Iyer, Banker, Industrialist, Philanthropist, Visionary and the Co-founder of The India Cements Ltd..

His third son, Shri K.S. Krishnamoorthy, founded Krishna Mines in the year 1958.

Since then, the company has grown and diversified its business interests in both the Industrial and consumer segment while still retaining mining specialization as its core activity.

It is currently run by the 4th generation of the family who guide the company with the same principles of excellence as envisioned by its founders.

Since then, the company has grown and diversified its business interests in both the Industrial and consumer segment while still retaining mining specialization as its core activity. It is currently run by the 4th generation of the family who guide the company with the same principles of excellence as envisioned by its founders.

Limestone Mining and Processing, Mining services, Mineral Micronization & Processing, Industrial & Agricultural Lime, Slaked Lime Powder, Wallputty, Wallprimer, All Purpose Filler & Fixer, Retail Fuel Distribution, Horticulture and Agriculture are some of the group’s undertaking.