New desalination plants for TN

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday said it plans to set up two more desalination plants in the state, one to augment drinking water supply in Chennai and another in Cuddalore, Villupuram and Ariyalur districts. The two plants would meet the long-term water requirements of Chennai and other nearby districts, an official release said. These are in addition to the existing operational desalination plant in Minjur and another under construction at Nemmili. Consultants would soon be appointed to prepare detailed project reports, it said. While Metrowater would be involved in identifying a consultant for the new Chennai desalination project, the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board would handle the other one.

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