The Tamil Nadu government has accorded administrative sanction to establish 400 MLD capacity sea water reverse osmosis desalination plant.
The facility, which will be the fourth such unit in the metropolis, will come up at Perur along the East Coast Road in Thiruporur block of Kancheepuram district, at a cost of Rs 6,078 crore.
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide financial assistance for the project. It may be recalled that the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board had prepared the detailed project report and submitted it to the government on July 23, 2014.
The State government has decided to accord administrative sanction for Rs 6,078.40 crore for setting up of the project. It will be done a funding pattern of Rs 4,267.70 crore assistance from JICA, Rs 749.60 crore from Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Fund (TNIDF) and State budgetary support of Rs 1,061.10 crore.
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