A solution to pollution caused by the thermal power units is establishing fly ash brick units using FaL-G technology, which use the fly ash generated by the thermal power plants, executive director of Eco Carbon Private Limited N. Kalidas said during the inaugural session of the sixth national workshop on clean development mechanism here on Saturday.

With demand for power growing the government was going for thermal power stations while environmentalists were agitated over the pollution caused by them. In this background establishment of fly ash unit would be helpful, Mr. Kalidas said.

He also regretted that the government was doing very little to promote clean technologies like FaL-G in spite of having a National Action Plan for Climate Change. There was no prospective planning. He wanted incentives and tax concession given to the small-scale units manufacturing fly ash bricks as they were giving providing great service to the nation and environment. So far 16,000 units were established without much help from the government and the target is one lakh units.

Carbon revenue cheques, totalling Rs 3 crore were given to fly ash brick unit entrepreneurs. The Eco Carbon signed a pact with the World Bank to provide carbon credit to entrepreneurs. Deal Manager of the carbon finance unit of the World Bank Kiran Sahoo also spoke. Former MLA K. Haribabu, Ch. Ramakotaiah of the Builders' Association of India, and N Bhanumati Das, director general of the Institute for Solid Waste Research and Ecological Balance , which organised the seminar, also spoke.