The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will examine the possibility of building cement plants near power plants to use fly-ash. Only 20-30 per cent of fly-ash is currently used in making Pozzolana Portland Cement (PPC). Despite technologies being available worldwide for using 80 per cent of fly-ash in cement manufacturing, it is not practised in India. In 2015, 180 MT of fly-ash was produced across India, and by 2025 it is estimated to reach 300 MT a year. Unused fly-ash is typically dumped into ash ponds.
Contact: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.