Industry: With the target to replace import of wall plasters from India, RSA private limited has started producing wall putty at Passakha Industrial Estate.

Branded as Druk Wall Putty, it forms base coat on both interior and exterior concrete walls and smoothens the surface.

“The principal objective of the company is for value addition to the marble powder being produced at Gidakom,” said it’s general manager. Marble powder forms over 70 percent of the raw material.

The plant is expected to produce about 50 metric tonnes of wall putty a day and increase the production capacity as and when the market picks up.

Packed in 20kg and 40kg bags, the local product is being sold at cheaper price than brands imported from India. The general manager said that in terms of quality it is at par with Indian brands like Jaypee.

For instance, Indian brands of wall putty are sold at around Nu 850 per 40kg bag. The company will be selling the same package at Nu 600.

An Official form RSA said that because the imported products spend huge amount of money on branding the price goes up.

RSA is also planning to export its product to India, Nepal and Bangladesh, and create about 30 jobs. The company has invested about 60 million in the business.