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Chennai’s groundwater levels rise after November – India

CHENNAI: With Chennai receiving copious amounts of rainfall ever since the monsoon began, groundwater levels have again seen an improvement compared to November.

Promising enough drinking water for the next one year, sources from the Chennai Metro Water department said they will reduce purchase of water from Nemmeli and Minjur desalination plants for about three months. 

In December, groundwater level had improved by nearly one metre compared to November 2020, according to official data of the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB). 

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Thane civic body shelves idea of desalination plant – India

Four years after it was first proposed, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has finally shelved the desalination plant to be set up along the creek to convert the creek water into potable water.

The plant was scrapped by the general body last week that claimed that it was too expensive for the city and that other ways of water conservation need to be explored.

The city receives 480MLD water daily from TMC’s own water supply scheme, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and Shahad-Temghar Water Supply Authority (STEM).

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Pipe laying work begins at Nemmeli desalination plant – India

Earlier this week, Metrowater started laying a 49 km-pipeline to carry water from the under construction desalination plant in Nemmeli to various areas till Pallavaram.

Like many others, the pandemic has affected the progress of the project to build a third plant in Nemmeli.

The ₹1,259.38 crore project to build another desalination plant along East Coast Road may get delayed by a few months beyond its December 2021 deadline.

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PM Modi to lay foundation stone of many projects including desalination plant of 100 MLD capacity in Gujarat – India

In a visit to Dhordo in Kutch on 15 December 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of several development projects in the state of Gujarat.

These development projects include a desalination plant, a fully automated milk processing and packing plant as well as a hybrid renewable energy park.

According to a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, with the upcoming Desalination Plant at Mandvi in Kutch, the state of Gujarat is taking a major step towards transforming seawater to potable drinking water.

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Mumbai: BMC gets Israel experts’ help for desalination plant – India

After the Shiv Sena’s pet project, Coastal Road, the BMC is now turning its focus on the desalination plant at Manori, for which it has sought the help of the government of Israel that is a pioneer in the technology.

Experts from Israel will join the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the feasibility study of this project.

The study will examine the possibility of the project’s success and if the site where the BMC plans to set up the plant is good enough.

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Gujarat CM gifts Rs 417 crore drinking water and Rs 46 crore tourism projects from Dabhoi for Vadodara district – India

Gandhinagar: Just as Gujarat has become an Energy Surplus State, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today expressed his desire to make it also a Water Surplus State.

While the state’s entire budget used to be Rs 8,000 crore once, it has grown to Rs 14,000 crore on drinking water management alone, reflecting the state government’s commitment to make water problem a matter of past.

He said that water is our prerequisite and a priority as the state government is committed to make the water problem a matter of past, to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project Nal Se Jal to provide potable tap water in every house by 2021-end.

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Prime Minister will visit Kutch on December 15, to lay stone of world’s largest 30,000 MW Renewable Energy Park and Desalination Plant at Mandvi – India

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will come to Gujarat on December 15 to perform the ground-breaking ceremony of the world’s largest 30,000 MW Renewable Energy Park in the border area of Rann of Kutch.

Talking to the mass media at Mahatma Mandir here, Mr. Rupani said that he will also perform the ground-breaking ceremony of a Desalination Plant at Mandvi in Kutch, besides the huge Solar and Wind Energy Park.

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PM Modi to inaugurate 30K MW renewable energy park on Dec 15 – India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the world’s largest renewable solar and wind energy park in Gujarat’s Kutch and another desalination plant, on December 15.

Informing about the development, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said: “PM will be arriving in Gujarat on 15th to inaugurate two works.

One is the inauguration of world’s largest renewable energy park with a capacity of 30,000 megawatts (MW) from solar and wind energy.

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‘No dam needed if desalination unit at Manori gets off ground’ – India

MUMBAI: The proposed 200 million litre daily desalination plant at Manori will do away with the need to construct the Gargai-Pinjal dam and help save three lakh trees that may have to be cut for the dam project, said additional municipal commissioner (projects) P Velarasu on Tuesday.

Velarasu further said while the decision to not construct the dam will be taken at the chief minister’s level, the desalination plant provides an “excellent alternative” to the large dam project which would be environmentally more harmful, requiring submergence of land and forests.

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Uddhav Thackeray clears Mumbai’s first desalination plant – India

Mumbai is all set to get its first desalination plant with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday giving the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) the go-ahead to set up a plant.

The proposed plant, which will process 200 million litres of water daily (MLD), will come up at Manori and is being set up to overcome the water shortage faced by Mumbai in the months of May and June.

Thackeray said that the desalination project would provide relief to the citizens in tackling the 10 to 15 per cent water cut they face every year in May and June due to the delayed monsoon.

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