Administration says it had failed to set right infrastructure.
The district administration has asked the South Ganga Water Technology Private Limited, a private desalination plant, at the coastal Krishnapuram, near here to temporarily suspend operations for failing to set right the infrastructure in the plant as per the guidelines.

As the officials failed to renovate and set right the infrastructure as per the stipulated guidelines in the given time and the re-inspection by the Joint Committee revealed that the plant was functioning without the promised modifications, it was asked to suspend operations, an official release said on Friday.

The plant cannot resume operations till it carried out the modifications and presented report with certificates from concerned officials, the release said.

The 0.5 MLD desalination plant had been functioning in the village since 2005 and had been supplying treated water to the nearby Vazhuthur power plant.