Odisha will get its first desalination plant in Paradip with a capacity of 10 million litres per day, an official said.

The proposed plant, to be built at a cost of around Rs 116 crore, is expected to be commissioned by 2021, he said.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the project was signed between the Paradip Port Trust (PPT) and the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai on Monday.