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Status quo extended on Nemmeli plant’s tender.

The Madras High Court has extended till July 10 the operation of the status quo ordered earlier, in the matter of calling for tenders for setting up an 150-MLD sea water desalination plant in Nemmeli on the East Coast Road.

Justice T Raja granted the extension while passing interim orders on a plea by Singh Electricals and Constructions seeking to quash tender notification issued by Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewage Board in 2016.



OPINION: Renewable energy-based desalination could resolve India’s perennial water woes.

The ever-increasing demand for potable water is exerting tremendous stress on our existing consumable water resources. Water covers a little over 70 per cent of the earths surface, and by this we erroneously presume that there is adequate potable water. Realistically, only 3 per cent of this water is potable.

According to a study in Science Advances, some African and Asian countries face severe water scarcity for almost the entire year. The same study also reveals that India suffers from water scarcity for over seven months a year.



India Considers New Desal Plant For Tutuicorin Irrigation.

India’s water resources minister Nitin Gadkari has said the government is considering a proposal to set up a desalination plant in Tuticorin for using seawater for irrigation.

He further commented that there is no scarcity of water in the country but “we have to improve upon the planning and management of water resources.



Governor calls for desalination of sea water to overcome water shortage.

Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair has said that there is a need to desalinate sea water in order to effectively overcome the ever-increasing shortage of potable water for the residents of Karachi.

He stated this on Monday while speaking at a briefing held at the Governor House to review progress on the K-IV Greater Karachi Water Supply Scheme being built with the support of the federal government.



Karnataka approves techno-economical feasibility report for a desalination plant in Mangaluru.

Desalination plants may be the lifeline of Gulf countries, but severe water shortage is forcing even the Karnataka government to set up one in coastal Karnataka, a region that receives good rainfall and has a number of rivers.

With Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister TB Jayachandra approving the techno economical feasibility report to establish the state’s first desalination plant for potable water supply to Mangaluru City at an estimated cost Rs 805 crore, we take a look at the ins and outs of the project.



Centre clears mega 400 MLD desalination plant in Chennai.

After several delays, decks are cleared for the 400 million litres per day (MLD) mega desalination plant at Perur, Nemmeli, in Kancheepuram district, along East Coast Road.

The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has recommended grant of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance.