power generation blueprint has a clear-cut policy on environment
management. Building in green-mapping concepts such as sustainable
development , which creates the framework for improving the quality
of life. sustainable development goes hand-in-hand with 'environment
has a comprehensive action plan in place that enables environment
management, pollution monitoring and the implementation of specific
All KPCL projects have the assurance of a comprehensive Environmental
Impact Study to evaluate the impact of the project on the environment.
It also prepares an Environmental Management Plan complying with
all the conditions stipulated by KSPCB/MOEF.
Thermal Power Station has been accredited with ISO 14001 -2004 for
its efforts towards environment protection management.
following innovative and new measures to aid the process of environment
control have been put in place :
A unique Ayurvedic
greenhouse has been developed at Kadra Project.
in power generation reservoirs to maintain aqua-balance.
measures adopted such as controlled blasting.
colonies with least destruction to ecology.
Electro Static Precipitators in Thermal Plants.
the board to minimize pollution.
Fuel supply agreement
with collieries to ensure high grade coal supplies.
for ash minimisation, ash emission control, ash utilisation and
Recycling of water
from ash ponds for alternative use.
sewerage treatment plant.
of air quality in work environments & environment management
stipulated utilisation of 100% Fly Ash generated at Thermal
power stations for manufacturing ash based products like Bricks,
Asbestos sheets, Embankments, Dams and Dykes. Fly Ash is issued
free of cost
quantity of Fly Ash generated at Raichur Thermal Power Station
from 7 units for the year 2004-05 is 16.0 lakh MT
RTPS has the distinction of utilizing
approx. 60 to 65% of Fly Ash in a year
Total coal consumed during 2004
– 2005 69.10 lakh tonnes
Ash content - 22.02 lakh tonnes
(weighted ash content 31.73 %)
Fly ash (80%) 16.0 lakh tonnes
Bottom ash (20%) 4.40 lakh tonnes
Fly ash utilization(65%) 10.37 lakh
Initiatives to utilize
maximum Fly Ash from RTPS :
* Agreement signed with
major cement manufacturers like ACC and ARV society for production
of puzzalona cement using Flyash
* The Flyash is being transported
through specially designed closed tankers by road *
MOU between KPCL and major cement companies like ACC and ARV is
under finalization for transportation of fly ash by
rail in closed railway wagons to enhance the utilization * Fly ash has
been issued to many SSI units for manufacture of Flyash bricks,
asbestos sheets etc.
* Established an R&D centre in 2002 with Norwegian aid for
the utilization of Flyash in the manufacture of ash
* Associated with the university of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur
by extending financial aid for carrying out R&D
on utilization of Fly ash in the agricultural sector.
* Pond ash is being used for construction of roads.
* Fly ash bricks utilized
for construction of houses and station buildin
2004 - 2005
2003 - 2004
2002 - 2003
project concerning afforestation and green belt development around
the Bellary Thermal Plant has been entrusted to UAS Dharwar. The
afforestation work was planned ahead of the project commencement
and of the entire 220 hectare landscape, close to 50 % has already
been covered under the programme. This affirms KPCL's commitment
for protecting the surrounding environment.