Coal and lignite-based thermal power plants should "ensure 100% utilisation of ash generated by it in an eco-friendly manner",
Over the last two decades, the Indian government has been issuing similar notifications on the disposal and utilisation of fly ash*
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However, over 50% of industries remain non-compliant,
And this latest attempt to ensure the safe and sustainable disposal of fly ash....
...could end up damaging India's farmlands, water bodies and fragile habitats, say researchers and activists
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