KOTAH STONE WASTE UTILIZATION PLANT INAUGURATED
Article Date: 01.07.2018
India’s first start up plant set up at Dumping Yard, Road No.5, I.P.I.A, Kota, for utilization of Kotah stone waste and slurry under “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” (SBA) was inaugurated on 16th June, 2018 by Shri Gaurav Goyal IAS, Collector and District Magistrate, Kota.
This plant has been set up by Pashan Welfare Foundation, Kota, in a 12,500 sqm of land allotted to them by RIICO free of charge. The technology for setting up such stone waste utilization plant developed by Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee was provided by the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB). RSPCB also provided a subsidy of Rs.13.60 lakhs to Pashan Welfare Foundation to set up this plant under its Special Start Up Policy.
The company proposes to manufacture 2,000 inter-locking tiles (M30); 1,000 tiles of 300x300x25mm and 1,000 bricks of size 225x112.5x75 mm. Initially the production would be of 4,000 pieces a day. It is proposed to double the capacity soon after rainy season.
Shri K. Vikram Rastogi, President, Stone Technology Centre Group of Companies (STC Group), Jaipur. has been working on this project for the last two years. He also conducted a survey on availability of Kotah stone waste and slurry. The project report was prepared with projection of finance for the next 10 years wherein the requisite share capital and unsecured loans were to be provided by members of Pashan Welfare Foundation. Necessary assistance for formation of Pashan Welfare Foundation as a Section 8 Company (company-for-no-profit) under Companies Act 2013 was also provided. All documentation from inception to project implementation was done by STC Group, Jaipur.
It is hoped that Industrial Associations in Ramganj Mandi and Jhalawar would also come forward to set up such plant in their respective industrial areas so as to utilize the mountains full of kotah stone waste and slurry in making suitable value added items.