MB Power will restore the vacuum of an abandoned mine with Fly Ash
Anuppur (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Dec. 1 (ANI / NewsView): Taking another step forward in its commitment to ensure 100% sustainable use of fly ash at its Anuppur thermal power plant, MB Power (Madhya Pradesh) Limited (MBPMPL) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding agreement with South Eastern Coalfield Limited (SECL). As part of the MoU, MBPMPL assumed responsibility for filling the abandoned mine void in the Sharda surface mine in Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh.
Backfilling / stowage and reclamation of the mine void must be carried out in accordance with the Central Pollution Control Board guidelines of March 2019 and the requirements stipulated by the MPPCB. The MoU was signed today by P. Srikrishna, GM (M) / SAM of SECL, BK Mishra, Plant Head-Anuppur & COO of MB Power in the presence of Sanjiv Mehra, Regional Officer MP Pollution Control Board ( MPPCB) and Shankar Nagchari, Zone Director General, SECL, Sohagpur Zone. Under the MOU, SECL has allocated a volume of 0.92 MCM to MBPMPL for backfilling of the 1.08 MCM total mine void capacity.
Congratulating MB Power and SECL for this progressive step, Sanjeev Mehra, regional manager, Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board, said: âThis is a very important step in fly ash management; this is the first time in Madhya Pradesh that the mine area / depleted mine area is going to be used / used for fly ash filling. This will eliminate the random dumping of fly ash here and there, and at the same time ensure the conversion of vast unused land into useful, fully rehabilitated and valuable land. “” We hope that in the future other owners of abandoned mines will come forward. will also present to give ground to fly ash generators, thus ensuring an improved scenario for the handling and management of fly ash, “added Sanjeev Mehra. As part of a process, the mining void would be gradually filled. from bottom to top, in compacted layers as well, helping to restore the mined land to its original topography. Once completed, the land will be available for various purposes including cattle grazing, green belt development, land game for local residents, renewable resources, etc.
Shankar Nagchari, Zone Managing Director, SECL, said: âWe are extremely pleased to enter into this agreement with MB Power. This is a one-of-a-kind initiative in the CIC coalfields for the conservation and protection of the environment. This Memorandum of Understanding has been concluded. possible thanks to the special contribution and support of Shri. Amit Saxena, General Manager (Operations) of the Sohagour region and will ensure thermal power plants reach 100% fly ash utilization. “BK Mishra, Plant Manager – Anuppur & COO, MB Power said:” This is a major achievement and an important step for us in ensuring the efficient use of large quantities of fly ash. Sustainable development is the main vision and goal of our company. Filling fly ash in mines is one of the best uses of fly ash which is the product of coal combustion. Our plant being closed close to the coal mine has a strategic advantage that many thermal power plants do not have. It is a win-win situation. winner for both central MB as well as SECL. “
Recently, MB Power also announced that it has partnered with ACC Limited to transport conditioned fly ash to the latter’s cement plant in Kymore, Katni using rail mode. The MoU with SECL is another example of the firm commitment that MB Power has made to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to the country’s growth in the areas of environment and sustainability. This story is provided by NewsView. ANI will not be responsible for the content of this article in any way. (ANI / NewsView)
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