India: Mandatory use of Fly Ash Bricks

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The Gazette of India

Extraordinary


     Part II, Section 3, Sub- Section (ii)

 

New Delhi, Wednesday, November 6, 2002

 

Ministry of Environment and Forests

 

New Delhi, the  5th  November, 2002

 

Notification

 

S.O.1164 (E) - The following draft of a notification to amend the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests number S.O.763(E) dated the 14th September, 1999,  relating to restriction of excavation of top soil for manufacture of bricks and promoting the utilization of fly ash in the manufacture of building materials and in construction activity within a specified radius of coal or lignite based-thermal power plants which the Central Government proposes to issue, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1), read with clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section 3 and clause (e) of sub-section (2) of section 6 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) is hereby published,  as required under sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986,  for the information of all persons likely to be affected thereby; and notice is hereby given that the said draft notification will be taken into consideration by the Central Government on or after the expiry of sixty days from the date on which copies of the Gazette containing this notification are made available to the public.

 

Any person interested in filing any objection or suggestion on the proposed draft amendment may do so in writing to the Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110 003, within the said period of sixty days.

 

DRAFT AMENDMENTS

 

1.       In the said notification, in the preamble, for the words "fifty kilometers” the words "one hundred kilometres” shall be substituted.

2.       In the said notification, in paragraph 1,-

(a)       in sub-paragraph (1),  for the words "fifty kilometers” the words "one hundred kilometres” shall be substituted;

(b)       after sub-paragraph (1), the following sub- paragraphs shall be inserted, namely:-

"(1 A) Every construction agency engaged in the construction of buildings within a radius of one hundred kilometers from a coal or lignite based thermal power plant shall use fly ash bricks or blocks or tiles or clay fly ash bricks or cement fly ash bricks or blocks or a combination or aggregate of them in such construction as per the following minimum percentage (by volume) of the total bricks, blocks and tiles, as the case may be, used in each construction project namely:-

(i) 25 per cent by 31st   March, 2003;

(ii) 50 per cent by 31st   December, 2003;

(iii) 75 per cent by 31st   December, 2004; and

(iv) 100 per cent by 31st   December, 2005.

                                ...

“(3) All agencies including the Central Public Works Department and State Government agencies concerned with utilization of fly ash for construction purposes shall, within three months from the …………….2002 (date of commencement of the amending notification will be filled in here at the appropriate time),-

(a) make provisions for the use of fly ash and fly ash based bricks, blocks or tiles or aggregates of them in the schedule of approved materials and rates.

(4) All agencies undertaking construction of roads or fly over bridges including Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Central Public Works Department (CPWD), State Public Works Departments and other State Government Agencies, shall, within three months from the …………….2002 (date of commencement of the amending notification will be filled in here at the appropriate time),-

(a) make provisions in their tender documents, schedules of approved materials and rates as well as technical documents, including those relating to soil borrow area or pit as per sub-paragraph (7) of paragraph 1; and

(b) make necessary specifications/guidelines for road or fly over embankments that are not covered by the specifications laid down by the Indian Road Congress (IRC).”

6.         The existing sub paragraph (3) of paragraph 3 shall be renumbered as (5)

[F.No.16-2/95-HSMD]

(Dr. V. Rajagopalan)

Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

 

Footnote. - The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, sub-section (ii) vide S.O.763 (E) dated 14.9.1999.



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