Paper Title
Impact of Disposal of Ash in Ash Bunds in Coal based Thermal Power Plant on Nearby Agriculture Fields

Ash disposal in particular and environment management in general has become a second important activity after generation of power by thermal method. A typical coal based thermal power plant in taluka of Umred, Vidarbha is selected, generating power around 2 x35 MW/day. Total Ash Bund area is around 4.5 ha. Daily Coal consumption is around 650 TPD to generate 35 MW/day. Daily water consumption is around 380 cum/day. Optimum daily power generation is around 32-34 MW/day. Per day slurry bottom ash pumped in to Ash Pond is 52 TPD. Ash Bund water /shallow aquifer water due to ash bunds has helped the agriculturist in the vicinity of said thermal power plant. This study reveals that ash water is a boon to farmers and continue to reap benefits of ample water availability and did not have any negative impact on agricultural produce. Keywords - Ash Water, Coal Based Thermal Power Plant, 2x35 MW,Soil, Agriculture, Agricultural Produce