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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 397-409
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.710.043


Prospects of Fly Ash Application in Agriculture: A Global Review
Harender Singh Dahiya* and Yogendra Kumar Budania
State Agriculture Department, Government of Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Among the various non-renewable resources, coal is one of the important and is considered as the core raw material for generation of energy and plays a key role in meeting the over increasing fossil fuels demands in India and across the world. However, advances in technological sector are leading to exert a great pressure on our valued natural resources such coal etc. Though in preceding few decades various alternate energy sources have come into the limelight, the use of coal as primary source of energy cannot be counter balanced. Despite of the increased efforts to prevent, reduce, reuse and recycle, the appropriate management of fly ash remains a major issue and it is hard truth that to meet the growing energy demand will continue to create various problems that may be environmental, economic and social. These problems are associated with generation of large amount of fly ash and therefore, lack of its judicious use and proper disposal is in question. It has been proved to be a useful supplement for agricultural application in addition to use in cement, bricks and blocks, road embankments, low lying area filling, mine applications, etc. Fly ash, being a good soil ameliorant and source of major and plant nutrients can significantly improve the physio-chemical properties. Incorporation of fly ash in agricultural soils is best alternate use or way to dispose it and studies around the world confirmed that fly ash application in agricultural soils have shown promising results with respect to crop production due its high mineral contents and unique physicochemical properties. This paper explores the possibilities of using fly ash in agriculture while providing safe environment by its safe consumption in agriculture.


Keywords: Non-renewable resources, Coal, Ash application
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Harender Singh Dahiya and Yogendra Kumar Budania. 2018. Prospects of Fly Ash Application in Agriculture: A Global Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 397-409. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.710.043