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Use of Pond Ash in underground mine stowing
For the first time in India use of pond ash in undergroun mine stowing in working panel has been successfully demonstrated. Approximately 10000 m³ pond ash has been stowed in the underground mine PK-I OF Singereni Collieries Company Ltd. (SCCL), Manuguru area from a captive Thermal Power Station of Heavy Water Plant (Department of Atomic Energy) at Manuguru, Andhra Pradesh. Directorate General of Mini Safety is satisfied with the demonstrations and plans are being worked out to take up pond ash stowing of large scale. The project is implemented by Central Mining Research Institute, Dhanbad.

Similar operations are also on at Western Coalfields Ltd. ((WCL) - Chandrapur, where pond ash from Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station is being stowed in Durgapur Raitwari Colliery, Chandrapur area, Chandrapur

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Dr. Vimal Kumar, Adviser (Fly Ash)
Fly Ash Utilisation Programme, TIFAC
'A' Wing, Vishwakarma Bhavan, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi-110 016, India
Ph: +91-(0)11-26961318
Telefax: +91-(0)11-26963770