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Odisha will have its first desalination drinking water project in the Paradip

 Paradip:15/7/19: Odisha will have its first desalination drinking water project in the Paradip port civil township under funding by the State’s lone major port.

With the Paradip Port Trust (PPT) inking a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today with National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), the ambitious project worth Rs 116 crore and ten million litre per day capacity has got off the ground.

“PPT signed a MoU with NIOT which will provide consulting services. Tender bidding of the project will be floated and finalized next month. The port township was often reeling under water crisis in summer months. Once the project gets functional, there will no more be shortage of drinking water in Paradip”, said Ramchandra Rao, Chief Engineer, Paradip Port Trust.

“It will be the State’s first de-salination drinking water project. Though Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) technology, saline water will be converted to safe and sweet water for human intake. The operation and maintenance cost has been calculated at Rs 41.17 per kilo litre of drinking water. The PPT will bear its entire cost”, Rao said.

The water sourced from the de-salination plant will cater to people living in the port civil town and adjoining suburban areas.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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