Deccan Cements Limited (DCL) by Sri. M.B.Raju and associates in 1979 to set up a mini cement plant. Sri. M.B.Raju is a technocrat entrepreneur anith the cement industry for well over four decades and is well versed with various aspects of cement manufactures and the nitty-gritty of the industry. DCL was the first mini cement plant in the country using the dry process Rotary Kiln Pre-calcinatory technology for the manufacture of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), in technical collaboration with Onoda Engineering of Japan. DCL commenced operations in 1982 with an installed capacity of 66000 Tonnes Per Annum (TPA) for cement.