Ash bund collapse: Two senior MahaGenco officers suspended
   Date :05-Aug-2022

Ash bund collapse 
Koradi Correspondent
Two senior officers of Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MahaGenco) were suspended in connection with collapse of Khasala ash bund of Koradi 3x660 super critical thermal power project.
Those suspended as per information are Shirish Wath, Superintending Engineer, Establishment-II, and Pravin Madavi, Executive Engineer, Ash Handing, Extension Thermal Power Plant.
However, the agency that was contracted for managing the ash bund has been spared the action that has raised many eye brows in the MahaGenco officers.
On Wednesday, Ashok Shingare, Member Secretary, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), had toured the Khasala bund area and inspected the site and surveyed the damage due to spilling of ash laced water in the nearby areas. He was accompanied with Ashok Kare, Regional Officer, B M Motghare, Joint Secretary, Air Pollution Unit, , Umesh Bhadule, Deputy Regional Officer, Pusadkar, Regional Officer.
The MPCB officers were briefed about the ash bund by Abhay Harne, Chief Engineer, KTPS, Karde, Chief Engineer, Establishment-II.
Post completion of the tour the senior officers of MahaGenco were taken to task and asked as to action taken by them respectively. MPCB's Member Secretary has directed CE, KTPS, to submit short term and long term measures to be undertaken by MahaGenco in aftermath of collapse of the ash bund.
Leena Budhe, Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, and Shripad Dharmadhikari, and other environmentalist had criticised the MahaGenco officials for the collapse of ash bund. The environmentalist had claimed that height of ash bund was illegally increased and without seeking nod from MPCB.