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Haryana Power Generation Corp advocates pond-ash units

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, Sep 11 (UNI) The Haryana Power Generation Corporation has invited proposals from private entrepreneurs for setting up manufacturing units of pond-ash based products like blocks and brick panels, at the Faridabad and Panipat Thermal Power Plants.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Corporation said that would provide pond ash free of cost upto September 2009, as per the directions of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests. He said that beyond this date, the pond-ash would be supplied at the rates to be specified by Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.

The raw water for manufacturing unit would be made available at a rate of Re one per thousand litres or the rate charged by Irrigation Department from the Corporation. The water carrier system from off-take point to the proposed project site would have to be installed by the entrepreneurs at their own cost.

He said that there was 52 lakh tonnes of pond ash available at Faridabad Thermal Plant while 165 lakh tonnes were available at Panipat Thermal Plant. Those interested in setting up of the manufacturing unit, could submit their proposals along with detailed project report.

The entrepreneurs would be required to arrange land and electricity connection at their own cost and obtain clearance from Haryana State Pollution Control Board. However, the Corporation would facilitate in this regard and provide access to the ash lifting area.

He said that pond ash might also be used by any individual or group or department for construction of roads, embankments, dams, dykes or any other construction activity.


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