South Asia

Govt should set up desalination plants on its own – India

Gandhinagar: Leader of opposition Paresh Dhanani has demanded the state government set up desalination plants on its own, instead of roping in private sector companies to set up eight desalination plants in coastal areas of the state.

Speaking in the Gujarat assembly on Wednesday, Dhanani said that eight seawater desalination plants have been approved, each at a cost of Rs 700 crore.

“The cost of setting up these eight plants is expected to be Rs 5,600 crore, but the government will pay Rs 59,247.84 crore over the next 25 years for freshwater,” Dhanani said in the assembly.


Odisha to get first desalination plant – India

Odisha will get its first desalination plant in Paradip with a capacity of 10 million litres per day, an official said.

The proposed plant, to be built at a cost of around Rs 116 crore, is expected to be commissioned by 2021, he said.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the project was signed between the Paradip Port Trust (PPT) and the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai on Monday.


To Overcome Water Crisis, India Plans To Build Desalination Plants Along Its 7,800-km Coastline – India

Chennai is facing the worst water crisis in the country’s history. Reports have shown that other cities like Delhi and Bangalore will soon follow suit next year.

In the near future, 40% of the country is looking at water scarcity. Ministers are starting to wake up to the problem. Arvind Kejriwal announced rainwater harvesting processes that will be carried out in Delhi.

Finance Minister Nirmala Seetharaman also announced government’s plan to provide potable water to each rural household by 2024. And now, a nationwide ambitious project of desalinating sea water seems to be in the pipeline. 


Foundation stone for 150 MLD-desalination plant laid near Chennai – Chennai – India

June 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the 150 MLD-desalination plant near here.

The project involves an outlay of Rs 1,259.38 crore, the government said.

Currently, there are two desalination plants each with a capacity of 100 million litre per day (MLD) catering to the 10 lakh residents of North Chennai and nine lakh residents of South Chennai.


Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd to set up desalination plant – India

City-based Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals limited (MRPL) is to set up a permanent desalination plant to produce industrial quality fresh water, the company managing director M Venkatesh has said.

The proposed 70 MLD (million litres per day) plant at Tannirbhavi is expected to be commissioned by the end of next year, he told reporters on July 6.

MRPL will avoid a crisis during next summer by deploying a portable desalination plant.


MPC agrees to form body to curb water losses, improve distribution – Pakistan

Journalists were not allowed to cover the event that was held behind closed doors at the seventh floor of the New Sindh Secretariat.

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah presided over the meeting that included representatives of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, builders, trade and industry organisations, etc.

After the meeting, a spokesman for the CM said that as a short-term measure the meeting agreed on the formation of a committee comprising one representative each from all stakeholders to control water losses, theft and improve distribution system.


Tamil Nadu plans new desalination plant for thermal units in north Chennai B Sivakumar – India

A new desalination plant will come up in north Chennai to cater exclusively to thermal units of Tangedco. State power minister P Thangamani announced this in the assembly on Thursday while replying to the debate on demands for grants for the electricity department.

Chennai already has two desalination plants at Minjur and Nemili, each with a capacity of 100 million litres per day (MLD).

Another plant with 150 MLD capacity will come up at Nemili. The one planned in North Chennai is the fourth desalination plant in Chennai. There are two thermal units with 600MW capacity each in North Chennai. The new unit will be set up at a cost of Rs 200 crore and will have a capacity of 10 MLD.


Desalination plant to come up at Tamil Nadu’s Marakkanam – India

Law minister C Ve Shanmugam on Sunday said the government was planning to set up a desalination plant in Marakkanam to supply drinking water to Villupuram. He said CM Edappadi K Palaniswami will soon make an announcement in this regard.

At a function to hand over job orders on compassionate grounds, to relatives of police personnel and government employees who died while in service, the minister criticised DMK chief MK Stalin for ‘false promises’.

“Stalin had promised to waive gold loans during the party’s rule from 2007 to 2011 but it was not done. Over Rs 100 crore was looted in the name of loan waiver and the Madras High Court has ordered a CBI investigation into the matter.


Foundation stone for 3rd desal plant at Nemmeli laid, to be ready by 2021 – India

To mark the beginning of construction of the new 150 MLD desalination plant, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami laid the foundation stone at Nemmeli on Thursday. 

While the Rs 1,259 crore worth project is funded partly by German funding agency KfW, a part is covered under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.

The state government has taken Rs 700 crore on loan from KfW and the rest from the Central government. 


Chennai’s 3rd desalination plant to be launched next week – Chennai

In about two years, Chennai will get water from its third desalination plant.

The project, that will supply 150 million litres a day, is likely to be launched in Nemmeli on Thursday, Metrowater officials said. The plant will cater to residents of several areas, including Velachery, Palavakkam and Perungudi.

In addition to this, for establishing the fourth desalination plant in Perur, that will supply 400 mld to the city, Metrowater has set the ball rolling after a lot of delay.