Maharashtra has become the first state to adopt Fly Ash Utilisation Policy, paving way for prosperity by generating “wealth from waste”, and environment protection, an official in the Chief Minister’s office said today.
The decision was taken at the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here.
“Maharashtra Cabinet approves a policy for 100 per cent use of fly ash generated from thermal power plants and biogas plants for construction activities,” he said.
This fly ash will be used to make bricks, blocks, tiles, wall panels, cement and other construction materials.
It will save soil excavation and protect environment. Earlier, use of fly ash was allowed within 100 kms radius of power plant, now it has been extended to 300 kms, the official said.
The policy will create new employment opportunities in the power plant areas and also make available raw material for construction at low cost to help ‘Housing for All’ projects, he said.