Pune: State-run Maharatna power PSU, NTPC Limited (Western Religion-|) organised an 'Ash Users meet' at Pune on November 22, which was attended by end-users, traders, entrepreneurs, consultants and manufacturers. This programme was aimed to share the benefits of the use of fly ash along with the feasibility avenues of transporting fly ash from NTPC plants to the end-users in Pune region and adjoining areas. Deliberations were also held on the modalities of setting up an Ash park in Pune region.
NTPC's Chief General Manager (Safety/SD/Environment/Ash utilization corporate centre) Biswarup Basu in his inaugural address said that the future must be visualised now and it is important for end-users to know about the quality of the ash they are buying. He emphasized on the partnership model for sustainable supply of quality ash. He indicated that a transparent mechanism will be evolved to enable stakeholders to quote for NTPC fly ash from different stations.
President of RMC Pune Abhijit Lunkad said that a good partnership is a win-win situation for both end-users and NTPC. Yusuf Inamdar from Pune RMC association discussed the future action plan for establishing the Ash park.
Presentations were made by NTPC and user groups and extensive deliberations were held on tackling the challenges. End users while interacting with NTPC officials emphasized on the creation of standardized properties of Ash and urged that the quality manual should be in the public domain. They also suggested increasing awareness in general public about the benefits of fly ash as resource material.
NTPC Corporate Center's General Manager (Ash Management) BB Chugh, NTPC Solapur's General Manager (Operations & Maintenance) Namdev Uppar spoke about the policies, current systems in place and the future plans of NTPC for sustainable ash utilization. NTPC Mumbai's Assitant General Manager (OS) welcomed the gathering while NTPC Mumbai's Assistant General Manager PK Rawat proposed the vote of thanks.
Around 80 persons associated with Fly Ash from various organisations attended the successful event.
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