KOLKATA : Emami Cement Ltd's IPO could hit the market in the next six months with SEBI approving the issue, company sources said on Wednesday.

The company is looking to raise 1,000 crore through the IPO, which comprises fresh issuance of shares worth 500 crore, and the rest as offer for sale from existing promoters.

Emami officials, however, declined to speak about valuations and the timeline of the issue.

"We have received Securities and Exchange Board of India approval on May 15, and we will now finalise a roadmap in consultation with the merchant bankers," a source said.

Emami Cement currently operates three manufacturing plants at Risda in Madhya Pradesh, Panagarh in West Bengal and Bhabua in Bihar, having a capacity of 5.6 million tonne.

It is also in the process of setting up a cement grinding plant at Kalinganagar, Odisha.

The company's combined installed capacity will be 9 million tonne with a clinker capacity of 3.2 million tonne.