ASH TRACK

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Ministry of Power has launched Web based monitoring System and Fly Ash mobile application named ASH TRACK. It was launched by Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K Singh in New Delhi.

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The app shows coal based power plants situated within radius of 100 km and 300 km from a given location.

It will allow user to select power station from where he wants to take fly ash. It will also show ash availability, distance from user’s location.

It will help power plants to see location of prospective fly ash users surrounding it like – cement plants, NHAI, contractors of PradhanMantri Gram SadakYojana (PMGSY) projects, brick producers, etc.

The app will give plant wise, utility wise and state wise fly ash utilization status in the country and  also details of ash generation and utilization in real time.

SOURCE – PIB.