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Power Min launches portal, mobile app for fly ash utilisation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Power Singh today launched a and a fly-ash mobile application which would act as an interface between producers and consumers.

These platforms will enable better management of the ash produced by thermal power plants by providing an interface between producers (thermal Power Plants) and potential ash users such as road contractors, etc.

Proper management of is important not only for the but for us also as the ash produced by power plants occupies a lot of land space, Singh said in his address.

At present, 63 per cent of the is being utilised and target is for 100 per cent utilisation, he said.

and construction engineers need to know about the benefits of using fly ash in construction, the said.

The asked the officials to work out the per kilometer construction costs of roads using fly ash, and said if it is found to be expensive, then measures need to be taken to reduce the cost by way of tax structure, subsidies and

The ASH TRACK App would be managing 200 million tonnes of fly ash by tracking based power plants situated within 100 km and 300 km from given location and availability of fly ash, along with prospective users within the same radius. The App gives plant-wise, utility-wise and State-wise ash utilisation status in the country.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 15:50 IST