The ministry of Environment & forest Government of India has issued Notification NO. S.O. 763(E), Dated 14.09.1999 and amended on 27.08.2003 , regarding the utilization of fly ash/Bottom ash generated from Coal/Lignite based thermal power plant, to protect the environment, conserve top soil & prevent the dumping & disposal of fly ash discharged from coal or lignite based thermal power plants. Further there is need for restricting the excavation of top soil for manufacture of bricks & promoting the utilization of fly ash in the manufacture of building material & in construction activity within the radius of 100 Km from coal or lignite based thermal power plants.
The Central Government has further made amendment to the said Notification vide S.O. 2804 (E), dated. 03.11.2009, prescribing the percentage of fly ash utilization by weight in the building material or products and prescribing the target of fly ash utilization for all coal and or lignite based Thermal Power Stations and, or expansion units in operation before the date of the said amendment to achieve 100% fly ash utilization within 5 years from the date of issue of the said Notification dtd. 03.11.2009. The target date for achieving 100% utilization of fly ash generated from new coal and or lignite based Thermal Power Stations and or expansion units commissioned after the date of the said amendment dated 03.11.2009 shall be within 4 years from the date of commissioning thereof.
As per the Amendment to the Fly Ash Utilization Notification dtd. 03.11.2009, it is obligatory on the part of every construction agency including all the construction agencies of Central or State or Local Government and Private or Public Sector within a radius of 100 kms. from a coal or lignite based Thermal Power Plant to use fly ash based products for construction, such as: Cement or Concrete, Fly Ash Bricks or Blocks or Tiles or Clay fly ash bricks, Blocks or Tiles or Cement fly ash bricks or Blocks or similar products or a combination or aggregate of them in every construction project, provided that such Thermal Power Plant Stations shall facilitate the availability of required quality and quantity of fly ash as may be decided by the Expert Committee.
In partial modification to G.O. Ms. No. 10 dated 16.01.2013 the Government vide G.O. Ms. No. 4 of EFS & T dated 22.01.2015 reconstituted the monitoring committee for implementation of fly ash notification in the state with the following members.
|S.No||Name of TPP||Capacity in MW||Ash Generation in MTPA in 2014-15||Ash Utilization in MTPA||% Ash Utilization||Ash Generation in MT in 2015-16(till Aug,2015)||Ash Utilization in MTPA||% Ash Utilization|
|1||Rayalseema Thermal Power Project ,Kadapa||1050||2357853||1448807||61.44||990981||608281||61.38|
|2||Simhadri Super Thermal Power Station ,Vizag||2000||2929570||985330||33.63||1235946||214600||17.36|
|3||RINL, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Vizag||430||618032||-||-||261274||-||-|
|4||Dr. N.T.T. Power Station VTPS, Vijayawada||1760||4068503||2683095||64.18||1876937||1220603||65.0|
|5||Simhapuri Energy Pvt Ltd, Nellore||600||102575||100726||98.1||47403||47273||99.7|
|6||Meenakshi Energy Pvt Ltd, Nellore||300||61225||14179||23.1||24308||5260||21.6|
|7||A.P. Genco, SDSTPS, Nellore||1600||283337||136964||48.3||237111||98327||41.4|
|8||Thermal Power Tech, Nellore||1320||-||-||-||270500||Nil||-|