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Seawater desalination plant gets clearance

MRPL has obtained a 13-acre plot from New Mangalore Port Trust at Tannirbhavi village off Mangaluru for its seawater desalination plant. H.S. MANJUNATH

MRPL has obtained a 13-acre plot from New Mangalore Port Trust at Tannirbhavi village off Mangaluru for its seawater desalination plant. H.S. MANJUNATH  

The Expert Appraisal Committee for Projects related to Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has recommended CRZ clearance to the State’s first reverse osmosis-based seawater desalination plant proposed by MRPL.

The committee in its 207th meeting on January 25 said that the clearance is subject to MRPL removing temporary structures within one month of completing the work.

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