Mumbai is all set to get its first desalination plant with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday giving the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) the go-ahead to set up a plant.

The proposed plant, which will process 200 million litres of water daily (MLD), will come up at Manori and is being set up to overcome the water shortage faced by Mumbai in the months of May and June.

Thackeray said that the desalination project would provide relief to the citizens in tackling the 10 to 15 per cent water cut they face every year in May and June due to the delayed monsoon.