The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Friday approved setting up of a ‘100 MLD Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant’ at Nemmeli near Chennai at a total cost of Rs. 908.28 crore. The project will lead to additional capacity of 100 MLD of water to meet the drinking water needs of Chennai city and would enhance the per capita supply also. Of the total amount, Rs 871.24 crore will be borne by the Centre and will be given as grant to the Tamil Nadu government for implementing the project which will be completed in 2010-11, Union Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters . The remaining cost would be borne by the State government and the project implemented by the Chennai Metro Water Supply Sewerage Board. Read more at http://www.hindu.com/2009/01/03/stories/2009010353700400.htm