Narsingarh is a small village between the banks
of two rivers - Kopra and Sonar. It is about 20 kms. away from Damoh on the
Damoh-Chhatarpur State Highway No.37. It takes its name from its ancient ruler,
Narsingh. In the history of Madhya Bharat, Narsingarh assumes great importance
because it was the gate way from North to the Central India. Mughals invaded it
and after a fierce battle captured it and changed its name from Narsingarh to
Nasrathgarh. Marathas invaded it and captured it from the Mughals and restored
its original name. Britishers subjugated it from the Marathas. It had an ancient
Fort, the remnants of which are still standing as mute witnesses to the history
of Narsingarh. The present population of the village is around 7000 and the main
occupation of the local population is agriculture. Its climate is tropical and
it receives moderate rains. Because of the Limestone deposits in and around it,
Mycem Cements Ltd., a Company owned and controlled by the “HeidelbergCement
The Company has its operations in Central India at Damoh (Madhya Pradesh), Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) and in Southern India at Ammasandra (Karnataka). The Company increased its capacity to 5.4 million tones p.a. through brown field expansion of its facilities in Central India in 2013.
The new manufacturing capacity has enabled the Company to increase its market share in Central India i.e. Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and in markets of Bihar, Haryana and Uttarakhand. With the help of committed sales efforts supported by quality products, the Company has carved a niche for its brand "mycem" in new markets and has further improved its brand positioning in the existing ones.
Mycem Cements at Narsingarh has been a boon to the people of the area. It provides direct employment to people and indirect employment to a large number of local people. In line with the basic philosophy of the Management to take good care of its employees, it has built an excellent township with all modern amenities like good residential complex, Co-Operative Store, Dairy, CBSE affiliated English medium school, Hospital, Cable TV connections, Recreation Club etc.. An aerial view of the place shows the factory and adjacent areas as an oasis as a result of the extensive tree plantation done by it in an otherwise barren stretch of bushy and rocky landscape.
Mycem Cements, Narsingarh, has a Administration Building for housing its Commercial Departments. The Building is unique in its design and architecture not only in Damoh District, but also in the entire Sagar Commissionerate. It symbolises the composite culture of the Country. The spacious and splendid rooms have incorporated in themselves, the modern office concepts, advanced information technology and easy access.
Narsingarh could boast of no other shop or establishment than one small way-side tea stall housed in a thatched hut selling tea and “pan”. It served only one glass of drinking water to its valued customers who ordered for a cup of tea and not to any other. Drinking water was so scarce in Narsingarh before Cements company came into existence. Wholesome drinking water is made available to the local population for the first time by it. It has provided water taps to almost all families in Narsingarh Village. In addition to providing water taps in houses, public taps at various places have also been provided.
The Company has built a magnificent Radha-Krishna Temple, besides a Hanuman Temple, within the Township Complex where religious discourses by learned Saints and Pandits are held on auspicious occasions. The temples in the township are open to the local population and villagers throughout the year and a large number of them visit and worship in the temple every day. An old Shri Ram Temple in Narsingarh Village which was abandoned and lying in dilapidated condition ever since Britishers’ time was renovated by the Company and this is now one of the most beautiful temples in the area. Apart from this, the Company has renovated and is maintaining other temples in several adjoining villages.