FLY ASH MISSION
Fly Ash Mission, a Technology Project in Mission Mode of Government of India commissioned during 1994 as a joint activity of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Power (MOP) and Ministry of Environment & Forests (MOEF), with Department of Science & Technology as the nodal agency, after its approved period i.e. 31st March 2002 was named as "Fly Ash Utilization Programme" (FAUP) and thereafter since May 2007 is being provided new focus & thrust under Fly Ash Unit (FAU), Department of Science and Technology (DST).
In India, large quantities of fly ash are being generated, as most of our energy demand is met through coal based thermal power stations. The fly ash generation is expected to grow further as coal would continue to remain as major source of energy at least for next 25 years. The fly ash, which is a resource material, if not managed well, may pose environmental challenges. Large number of projects/activities have been undertaken for technology development/demonstration, dissemination of information, awareness creation, facilitation of multiplier effects, providing inputs for policy interventions etc. in the area of safe management & gainful utilization of fly ash.
Through development & application of technologies the image of fly ash has been turned around from a "WASTE MATERIAL" to a "RESOURCE MATERIAL", inter alia, increased it's utilization in the country from 1 million tonne (1994) to 100 million tonne (2010-11), reduced annual CO2 generation by 55 million tonne, reduced consumption of a number of mineral resources, generated employment for more than 1 Million and added annual economic returns worth more than US$3 Billion.
Protocol has been signed between India and Russia for export of Indian expertise and know-how, including technologies to Russia and to set up “Fly Ash Mission” on the lines of “Fly Ash Mission – India”.
Shri Vimal Kumar
Scientist - 'G'
Fly Ash Unit
Department of Science & Technology
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110 016.
Email : fau-dst at nic dot in