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'Ashtrack' mobile app to help Fly Ash Users, Power Plants

New Delhi: For the better management of fly ash waste from thermal power plants across the country, the Central Government has reduced the GST rates on fly ash and its products to 5%.

Further, to facilitate 100% ash utilization by all coal-based thermal power plants, a web portal for monitoring of fly ash generation and utilization data of Thermal Power Plants and a mobile-based application titled “ASHTRACK” has been launched that will help to establish a link between fly ash users and power plants executives for obtaining fly ash for its use in various areas.

To enhance fly ash utilization from Pithead power plants, the trial for bulk transportation of fly ash to consumption centre was carried out successfully by NTPC Ltd. with the help of Indian Railway from Shaktinagar Railway Station (NTPC Rihand) to M/s Prism Cement, Satna on 19/20 April 2017.

As informed by Central Electricity Authority (CEA) fly ash generation and its utilization by 155 thermal power plants for  which  data  has  been collected for the year 2016-17 is as below:


Year 2016-17

  • Nos. of Thermal Power Stations from which data was received


  • Installed capacity (MW)


  • Coal consumed (Million tons)


  • Fly Ash Generation (Million tons)


  • Fly Ash Utilization (Million tons)


  • Percentage of  fly ash Utilization


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