The BJP has raised a red flag over the BMC’s ambitious Rs 1,600 core desalination plant project in Mumbai.

The party has asked the union environment ministry to conduct a study and come out with a report on the environmental impact of the plant on Mumbai’s coastline.

In recent letter to Union environment minister Bhupendra Yadav, BJP MLA Ashish Shelar pointed out that the United Nations has reported on the negative impact of desalination plants.