Date: 17-20th July
Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Neemli (near Alwar), Tijara, Rajasthan-301405
Centre for Science and Environment has conducted a four (04) day training program jointly with All India Association of fly ash products (AFAPM) at AAETI on “Cleaner Fly Ash Brick Production” to discuss the current status and strategies to improve the environmental management and quality of fly ash Brick production. The program started with 42 participants from different parts of India like Jammu, Gujarat, Punjab, Chennai, Assam, Maharashtara, Jharkhand and Delhi NCR.
Day 1 jump-started with a yoga session. Then the session started by introductory note by Mr. Nivit on CSE and the training programme and Mr. Rajarshi gave a presentation about salient features of AAETI followed by a round of AAETI campus. This was followed by interactive sessions on Environmental Management in fly ash brick manufacturing units and how to improve quality of bricks by Dr. Vimal Kumar which were very engaging for the participants. They were able to resolve many of their plant-specific queries. The day ended with a lecture by Mr. Avinash Pareek from fly ash brick manufacturers association detailing about the raw materials used in the sector.
Day 2 started with trekking to charge up the participants and in spite of a long first day, participants gathered early in the morning to enjoy the wilderness around the campus. The second day was designed to address Technology and chemistry of the fly ash bricks. The experts from machine manufacturing and admixture industries were invited to share their expertise and technology insights. Later, Mr. Avinash Pareek depicted the procedure to test bricks on site through a presentation and a class exercise.
Third Day of the program was completely dedicated for site visit to fly ash brick manufacturing units. The participants were taken to GM Concrete bricks and ASH Tech bricks, Behror to provide a practical insight of the process.
After three days of theoretical and practical discussion, on fourth day, participants were asked to summarize their learnings from the training and present it. They were divided into four groups and were given one and a half hour to complete the exercise. It was good to see that participants found the training program useful in many ways and are willing to implement the learning in their business. This exercise was followed by a lecture on Duties and Responsibilities of flyash brick manufacturers by Dr. DD Basu. He presented the current practices of the units that results in air pollution and also provided the solutions for the same. The day ended with a feedback & valedictory session.