Fly ash bricks will soon be made mandatory for all constructions, be it individual houses, residential flat schemes or commercial complexes, across the city and district. All civic bodies, including Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), will include this condition while giving permission to building plans. Fly ash use will also be made mandatory in cement roads, as per the new Fly Ash Utilisation Policy by the state government.
The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (Mahagenco) has implemented the policy and its subsidiary Mahagenco Ash Management Services Ltd (Mahagams) is ensuring effective implementation of the policy.
Managing Director of Mahagams Shyam Wardhane told the policy has been implemented as per directives of the central government. He also said, “Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Energy Minister Chandrashekar Bawankule are pursuing effective implementation of the policy. Mahagams and NMC have executed a MoU for utilisation of fly ash. Similar MoUs will be done with NIT and municipal councils in the district.”
Wardhane added fly ash-based bricks will be cheaper and better quality as compared to soil-based bricks. He stated, “Fly ash-based bricks are erosion-free, have better thermostatic value, and require less coal/fuel while baking.”