MB Power, a leading diversified power producer, has started supplying Conditioned Fly Ash (CFA) through Indian Railways to the ACC’s cement factory in Kymore, Katni. MB Power will transport the CFA from its flagship thermal power plant at Jaithari, Anuppur in Madhya Pradesh to ACC Cement thus ensuring proper utilization of fly ash. MB Power’s Anuppur facility is amongst the first few facilities in the country to undertake such an initiative. The first rake of fly ash was flagged off recently from the Shadol Division of Madhya Pradesh, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region.
Rajeev Sharma, Commissioner of Police, Shahdol Division said, “This initiative is very effective towards fly ash management and proper utilization of this by-product of power plants. It is a solution to many complex problems in the locality, from traffic to the environment. It will inspire other industries too.”
Sonia Meena, Collector, Anuppur District also shared her views, “Fly ash transportation through heavy vehicles is a major challenge in the locality. With this, MB Power has helped ease traffic congestion in the area and environmental threats. Such an initiative is highly noble for others to emulate.”
Large quantities of ash can be transported at a time using the rail-mode; moreover, this mode of fly ash transportation is not only cost-effective, speedy, and time-saving, but eco-friendly as well. While 20 MT of ash can be transported at a time through an ash transport bulker, approximately 3500-4000 MT of ash can be carried by rail at a time. It will not only help reduce road accidents, traffic and transportation problems caused by heavy vehicles, but will also prove to be environment friendly.