The Indian Haryana Power Generation Corporation (HPGC) has invited proposals from private entrepreneurs for setting up of manufacturing units of ash based products such as cement, concrete, blocks, brick panels and other products. A spokesperson for the Corporation said that the HPGC had two Thermal Plants, one at Faridabad with an installed capacity of 165MW and another at Panipat with an installed capacity of 1360MW. He said that about 220,000t of ash was available at the Thermal Power Station, Faridabad and about 2.3Mt of ash was available at the Panipat Thermal Power Station.
He said that the interested parties were requested to submit their proposals accompanied by a detailed project report. No objection certificate from the Pollution Control Board should be arranged by the company or firm. However, the HPGC would provide fly ash free of cost on ’as is where is basis’ for the first 10 years, water at the rate of Re 1 per thousand litres or at the rate payable to the State Government or Irrigation Department by the HPGC, whichever was higher. The water carrier system from the off take to the proposed project would be constructed by the firm itself. The land would also be arranged by the company or firm at its own cost.
He said that the fly ash could also be used by any individual, group or department for construction of roads, embankments, dams, dykes or for any other construction activities. The ash could be lifted by the entrepreneurs from the ash pond areas at their own cost. However, the HPGC would help facilitate in making available land, electricity and water for manufacturing activities and provide access to ash lifting areas, he added.