India is the second-largest producer of cement in the world. India has a lot of potential for development in the infrastructure and construction sector and the cement sector is expected to largely benefit from it. Some of the recent initiatives, such as the development of 98 smart cities, is expected to provide a major boost to the sector. Aided by suitable Government foreign policies, several foreign players such as Lafarge-Holcim, Heidelberg Cement, and Vicat have invested in the country in the recent past. A significant factor that aids the growth of this sector is the ready availability of raw materials for making cement, such as limestone and coal.