Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants- What is Fly Ash? (Important) (Download PDF)

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ASH TRACK Mobile App was launched by the Ministry of Power for better management of fly ash produced by thermal power plants. App provides an interface between fly ash producers (Thermal Power Plants) and potential ash users such as – road contractors, cement plants etc.

Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants

Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants

Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants

Need for the ASH TRACK App?

  • Proper management of fly ash is important not only for the environment but also for the ash producing power plants as fly ash occupies a lot of land space.

  • Only 63 % of the fly ash is currently being utilized.

  • Indian coal has much more ash content than other countries.

What Is Fly Ash And Where Is It Used?

  • Fly ash is product of combustion during the process of power generation in the coal based thermal power plants.

  • It is a resource material for many applications of construction industries and currently is being utilized in manufacturing of Portland cement, bricks/blocks/tiles manufacturing, road embankment construction and low lying area development, etc.

Advantages of FAST TRACK

  • The ASH TRACK App would manage 200 million tonnes of fly ash by tracking coal based power plants situated within 100 km and 300 km from given location and providing availability of fly ash to prospective users within the same radius.

  • The App gives plant-wise, utility-wise and state-wise ash utilization status.

  • The thermal plants would regularly update fly ash generation, utilization, and stock on the web portal and the app.

  • Allow effective monitoring for increasing ash utilization.

  • Help in protecting environment by reduction fugitive emissions, saving of precious top soil, and conservation of land for sustainable development.

Features of ASH TRACK

The ASH TRACK Mobile App has following features

  1. For Consumers

    • App shows coal based power plants situated within the radius of 100 km and 300 km from a given location

    • User can select power station to take fly ash

    • Ash availability, distance from user’s location, details of contact person will be displayed

    • User can apply online for allocation of ash

    • SMS will be sent to the applicant and the respective power plant instantly

  2. For Power Stations

    • App shows perspective users within the radius of 100 km and 300 km of power plants

    • Power station can see the location of prospective ash users surrounding the power plant like – cement plants, NHAI, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) projects, brick producers, etc.

    • Power plants can contact the prospective users for supply of ash

  3. Ash Utilisation Data

    • App gives plant wise, utility wise and state wise ash utilization status in the country

    • Shows details of real time ash generation and utilization

- Published/Last Modified on: April 26, 2018

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