Purification of Sea water to drinking water..

@subathra (3519)
India
September 29, 2007 1:33am CST
It is a good plan .Chennai is the biggest third city in india. As because of village people shift to city in search of jobs for their livelihood the city gets crowded The state government finds it difficult to provide house ,water, and sanitation facility which is badly needed for them.It is not possible to bring fresh water from nearby villages without affecting the farming of the poor villagers.If rain fails there is no river or lake to help the city people. The previous govt .planned to to use the sea water . To purify the sea water to drinking water the expenses estimated 1000crs.If they had implemented this schemeit would have been helpful to the entire city.This scheme ended in failure before starting itself not because funds but because of corrupt officers. This state govt before coming to power declared that it would implement this genuine scheme The innocent people thought that it would do as central govt is a partner of this state govt.Three years vanished but nobody knows what has happened to useful plan.May be it has been properly buried. I would like to know whether sea water is processed for the use of people in other countries...
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@ssh123 (31103)
• India
30 Sep 07
Shah of Iran tried the desalination of water by ordering for eraction of plants for large scale production of potable water. It is even today done in gulf and other countries, but then the people there prefer to drink the bottled mineral water. I feel in countries like India, desalination is a must to over come the water shortage.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
30 Sep 07
I have no idea about whether China is using purification of sea water to drinking water, but I think that it is a good idea for those cities where fresh water can easily got from rivers and lakes. I am sure that some countries must be doing this experiment for its people.
@vanities (11385)
• Davao, Philippines
30 Sep 07
yes i agree with you on that idea,corruption plays a great deal today in the govt., we do face some problems of that too in our country...purifying sea water to potable/drinking water is a great idea..the question is can it be possible?? does other countries have done it??
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
29 Sep 07
I have no idea how much this costs, but I do know that my son is in the Navy and they do it on his ship all the time.
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
29 Sep 07
I think given the looming water shortage in the world today,turning sea water into consumable water would save us water related wars. If nothing is done, if we contunue to have the kind of corrupt officers incharge of serious projects such these ones, then our global water crises will remain uncorrected. I pray your country puts her acts together and addresses the water problem according to plan- Ialso wish other big powers of the world borrow a leaf from your country to save the world through the sea-water approach.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
29 Sep 07
Dear Sara, Again topic is shortage of drinkable water. The problem is worse and that plan was really good and would have helped the habitants of Chennai. We have same projects under construction in Karachi( biggest city of Pakistan near Sea with population of almost 120 Millions) this project is started by DHA( defence housing authority) as well as Government, Soon it will be in operation and helping in demand of public. take care