Past Interactive Sessions

  • Around 1996-97 we sent a questionnaire to TPS all over India with a view to obtain authentic data regarding ash-generation and utilisation. The response was reasonably good and we published those data in our News Letter.
  • Around 1997-98 we sent questionnaires to brick field owners of West Bengal & all over India to identify the bottleneck in the utilisation of coal ash in brick manufacturing by conventional method. Unfortunately, the response was poor. However, one important feedback was non-availability of coal ash.
  • Going through the data of ash generation received from TPS we noted considerable inconsistency. We gathered that these figures are generally arrived at arbitrarily. Therefore, it was decided to formulate a simple and reasonably accurate methodology for assessing yearly ash generation of individual power station. Around 2000-2001 a proposal was prepared and sent to all State Electricity Boards and Independent Power Producers for their comments. On the light of the comments received the proposal was modified and widely circulated. Around 2003 as a follow up measures we have sent another questionnaire to find out whether the methodology recommended is serving its purpose effectively, where feedback are being received.
  • During 2003, we floated questionnaire inviting information on existing Management of Coal Ash in TPSs and asking plan for its suitable pragmatisation, where feedback are being received.
  • Proposal for mooting 'State Level Coal Ash Mission' was conceived during 2007 and made available to all concerned for consideration.
  • China along with India being the largest producers of Coal Ash in globe by turn of the decade, need for establishing meaningful interaction between two countries were felt in 2007 and the same is being perused.
  • Need for impressing upon environment friendly disposal management of ash was focused, as the utilization potential was less than 20% 2000-01
  • Organized decennial anniversary lecture by Dr. T.R. Naik, Professor, WISCONSIN UNIVERSITY, USA 2004
  • Organized Asia Pacific Conclave represented by 7 overseas countries 2007
  • Interacted with RDSO/Lucknow, ER, SER & RITES on prospect of using coal ash in Rail embankments. They agreed to consider it. Subsequently, SER executed 3.5 KM rail-track along Tamluk-Digha rail link in West Bengal with application of coal ash 2001
  • MoEF/GoI's draft Notification in 9/09 proposed ban on excavating top-soil in 50 KM radius around TPS. During 1-3/99, we objected to same. MoEF/GoI in their 9/99 notification dropped the provision.
  • We also surfaced that brick-fields using river-silt are not in position to use ash in term of MoEF/GoI's notification - 9/99. We gathered that some PCBs waived the mandate in subsequent course of time.
  • Ash will contribute to increase employment potential
  • Ash will help to eliminate poverty.
  • Ash will be 'FOR ALL' and 'FOR EVER'
  • 2013 - 2nd APC
  • 2010 - Sino Indian Initiative
  • 2009 - National Conference