facing an acute water crisis and water crisis is also prevalent in many other
parts of Tamil Nadu. With an attempt to solve this crisis and to meet the
additional needs for water, Tamil Nadu government has granted administrative
sanction to establish 400 MLD capacity sea water reverse osmosis desalination
plant at Perur in the East Coast Road. This project is estimated to cost an
amout of Rs 6,078.40 crore.
This is the fourth sea
water reverse osmosis desalination plant for the Chennai metro. Financial
assistance for the project.will be provided by the Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA). Detail Project Report (DPR) had been prepared by the
The Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board.
Rs.6,078.40 crore, Rs 4,267.70 crore will be provided by JICA, Rs 749.60 crore will
be from Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Fund (TNIDF) and state budgetary
support will provide Rs 1,061.10 crore.
plants already exist in Chennai at Minjur and Nemmeli. Chief Minister Edappadi
Palanisamy also laid the foundation stone of third desalination, which will
also be at Manali. This yet to be constructed plant in Perur will be the fourth
desalination plant for the Chennai city. This project is expected to be
completed at 2024.