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Is seawater desalination the answer?

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Bangalore: At a time when there is a growing demand for water in Bangalore, can desalination of seawater be a viable solution? Senior officials from MECON Ltd., who are executing a 100 MLD (million litres of water per day) Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Desalination Plant in Chennai, told The Hindu on Friday that they are exploring an opportunity to take up a similar project in Karnataka. Speaking on the sidelines of ‘International Summit on Water- 2011', Chief Managing Director of the company A.K. Ghosh said the company would soon submit a proposal in this regard to the Government. “Desalination can be the best solution for the ongoing water crisis in Karnataka. We have already discussed the issue briefly with the Chairperson of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board P.B. Ramamurthy. In our proposal, we will elaborate how water from the nearest Mangalore coast could be desalinated and supplied to Bangalore and other parts of the State,” he said. New technologies have made desalination more cost-effective, he said.

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