Norm to promote use of fly ash

The works department has come up with a guideline for the use of fly ash in various construction works such as bridge, building, flyover in an eco-friendly way by construction agencies.

By Sandeep Mishra in Bhubaneshwar
  • Published 17.10.17
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Bhubaneswar: The works department has come up with a guideline for the use of fly ash in various construction works such as bridge, building, flyover in an eco-friendly way by construction agencies.

The fresh guideline aims to discourage the practice of using of soil in the construction work to stop its degradation and save the environment. The department is also planning to amend its building bye-laws for the purpose.

"There was a meeting in New Delhi regarding the use of fly ash in the construction work convened by the ministry of environment. During the meeting, it was revealed that huge amount of fly ash generated from various plants are polluting the environment," said an official of the works department.

The official said they had been asked to organise consultative workshops and frame guidelines to use fly ash in construction in their respective states.

According to the guidelines, every agency - engaged in building construction within a radius of 300 kilometres from a coal or lignite-based thermal plant - should use fly ash based products in construction. Contractors will also be encouraged to use such products.

If the agency defies the mandate, the building plan or the construction design will not be approved by the authorities.