Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Saturday has decided to expedite setting up of a fly ash park in Angul district to combat pollution in the highly polluted region.
Holding a stakeholders’ meeting here, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium (MSME) Secretary L.N. Gupta said the setting up of the proposed fly ash park near Angul should be put on fast track and the park should become a reality during the current financial year.
He emphasized on the need of value addition in terms of manufacturing of value added products based on fly ash.
The park would have a Common Facility Centre, a testing lab and other necessary infrastructure to support fly ash based brick manufacturers in the park.
Gupta requested the Angul district collector to coordinate for the formation of a special purpose vehicle of the industries to set up the park.
The park is proposed to be set up over 53 acres near Angul and the alienation of land is under progress.