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Paper Mill is a wood based power plant which generates a huge amount of fly ash. The application of fly ash in degraded land may reduce the problem of disposal to some extent. A field study was carried out on a sandy loam soil at the KVK farm Janjgir Champa, Chhattisgarh to study the effect of enriched fly ash (FA) on rice and soil characteristics of inceptisol during kharif 2013-14. The test crop was rice var. MTU-1010. The application of different treatment FA combinations increased paddy yield compared to 100% GRD. However the control treatment failed to produce the yield in degraded land. Among the treatments, the 75% GRD +60t FAha-1+5t FYMha-1 gave highest paddy yield than all other treatments. The straw yield was not significantly influenced by FA treatments, but the beneficial effect of enriched fly ash on higher rice straw yield was observed.