Keerthi Industries, Udaipur Cement Works and Star Cement were the top gainers.
Shares of Mangalam Cement NSE -1.43 % (up 2.13 per cent), Birla Corporation (up 1.67 per cent), ACC (up 1.18 per cent), UltraTech Cement (up 1.16 per cent) and Orient Cement (up 0.90 per cent) were among the top gainers.
While Keerthi Industries (down 4.97 per cent), Udaipur Cement Works (down 1.85 per cent) and Star Cement (down 1.57 per cent) were among the top losers.
The NSE Nifty 50 index was trading 68.80 points up at 12,122.75, while the 30 share BSE Sensex was up 256.21 points at 41,194.93.
Vedanta (up 2.85 per cent), Tata Steel (up 2.1 per cent), Yes Bank (up 1.82 per cent), Infosys (up 1.69 per cent) and Maruti Suzuki (up 1.59 per cent) were among the top gainers in the Nifty pack.