Nemmeli Water Desalination Plant likely to start from June 2023

The Nemmeli Water Desalination Plant in Tamil Nadu is likely to commence operations by June 2023. About 507 km of the 1,035 km long pipe­line work has so far been completed. The trial run is likely to commence by April 2023. The project involves the development of a 150 million litres a day seawater desalination plant based on reverse osmosis tech­nology to convert seawater into fresh, potable water for supply to Chennai in Tamil Nadu at an investment of Rs 12.59 billion. It will have shared funding of Rs 7 billion from KfW Development Bank and Rs 5.59 billion from the Tamil Nadu government under the AMRUT scheme.