Keeping in view the need to identify the various issues and formulation of recommendations for achieving the projected targets related to the industry and to focus on bringing out programs and their financial implications, a working group on cement industry for 12th Five Year Plan was constituted by the Planning Commission.

BHUBANESWAR: Chief Secretary BK Patnaik on Tuesday asked various departments to explore the possibility of using fly ash as a sub-base material for construction of roads and land development to enh

Bhubaneswar: With many power producers including Nalco facing coal crisis, the Odisha government on Monday asked Mahanadi Coalfield Ltd (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd (CIL), to submit period

Bhubaneswar: The National Aluminium Company on Sunday clarified that as there is no paddy field in the vicinity, there is no question of inundation of any paddy field with the ash water.

BHUBANESWAR: Jindal Stainless Ltd has been awarded the prestigious Pollution Control Appreciation Award 2011 for excellence in Pollution Control Management in industrial sector.

Bathinda: With engineers of Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) mounting pressure on the Punjab Government, it might not be an easy task for Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal to meet his commitm

Bathinda: The announcement by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on the shutting down of the ash-spilling 440 MW thermal power station of Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) in the he

KOLAGHAT, 9 AUG: The city may have got their plates full with delicious hilsa this season, but they are missing out on the much sought-after Kolaghat special.

Thermal power plant industries produce million tonne flyash (after burning of coal) each year which consists of fine particles of unburnt raw materials and some trace elements. Generally, most common practice regarding management of this ash is making slurry of it with water and disposing in ash dyke. Although it is a temporary process, due to leaching of metals, surrounding ground water and soil may get contaminated. So, proper maintenance and regular examination of the ground water and soil quality is necessary.

India's coal demand is expected to increase with the setting up of more and more coal based power projects and to meet the demand from metallurgical and other industries. Indian coals being of drift origin contain as high as 40% ash in some cases. The coal is, therefore, required to be washed in coal washing plants so that the ash content is brought to an acceptable level, before being utilised by the industries.