To check the rise in cost of electricity in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections, the UP government has said that the transportation cost of fly-ash, generated in thermal power plants should be paid by the user.
Until now, the transportation cost of fly-ash, which is generated by the burning of coal, is borne by the thermal power plants within a periphery of 300km. The fly-ash is essentially used in construction of roads, bricks and is often mixed with soil to boost crop production.
UP energy minister Srikant Sharma, in a letter (dated December 7) sent to Union power and coal minister RK Singh, has said that the transportation by state-owned thermal power plants would result in the rise of electricity cost by around Rs 0.39 per unit. Read More