The stakeholders will be adequately informed about the opportunities available in manufacturing and selling the paver blocks made from slag. The precise business proposition and the available support system will be made conscious among the stakeholders including the existing brick manufacturers. They will also be connected to sources of equipment, processes, technical specifications, and service providers who can supply the same are not readily available in the market.
The confidence of stakeholders will be strengthened through test results of reliable institutions. The technology to use the foundry waste i.e. slag and burnt sand for making paving blocks and bricks has been devised by Development Alternatives with TARA. Further, the testing of the paver blocks/bricks, for comparing their characteristics to conventional paver blocks/bricks, produced by using foundry waste has been done by NIT, Bhopal.
We will provide Technical Support, Financial and Market Linkages, Regulatory Assistance and other support services to ensure grounding and smooth functioning of the enterprises of our clients. Those will also be monitored for a period for checking anomalies and corrective measures on the need basis.
Foundry owners who has a land and uses it to dump the slags from the foundry units can easily setup a paver block manufacturing unit . The accumulation of slag in their foundry enterprise for years and sub-urban foundry enterprises can provide adequate raw material to their new paver block manufacturing unit.
They can setup a paver block manufacturing unit and utilizes the slag dump. This unit can separate around 5% of the metal from the foundry slag through the crushing and magnetic separation process in manufacturing the paver blocks/bricks.
The extracted metal can again be reused. Transporters (Trolly-Wallas) who dump the foundry slags in empty fields can also be one of the very likely investors.
A community-owned enterprise can be a cost-effective solution. Apart from sharing the investment, it also gives a sense of ownership to the community and also the community will work together for the up-keeping of plant. The local assiciations, BMOs, a group of enterprises, SPVs, and local institutions will be approached for the awareness of benefits of such a preposition.
The existing manufacturers will also be approached for investment in this proposition. Since the process doesn’t involve a heavy restructuring of the paver blocks/bricks, our proposals to the manufacturers will be proved as even more beneficial.