This is the first desalination plant of 100 MLD set up by any government in the country.

Dahej, a hub of major industries, is rapidly expanding with new industrial units. Currently, the daily requirement of water for the industries in Dahej is around 200 MLD, which is at present fetched from the Narmada river.

The industries will now get treated sea water for their use. “From this plant, 100 MLD water will be delivered daily to the industries in the area. The price of 1,000 litres of treated water will be ₹26,” said M. Thennarasan, MD of GIDC.

He added that the corporation has invested ₹881 crore for setting up the plant and its infrastructure.