Dakshina Kannada dist releases more water for MRPL

A.J. Vinayak Richa Mishra Mangalore/New Delhi | Updated on April 25, 2012 Published on April 25, 2012

There may be a ray of hope for Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) which is facing acute water shortage.

“The Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada District, Mr N.S. Channappa Gowda, told Business Line that the administration will release 2 million gallons a day of water to the refinery from Wednesday evening. It has been learnt that the Court has asked the administration to release 2 million gallons a day to continue its operation.

Asked how long it will take to re-start the refinery once it gets adequate water for operations, sources said various units have different types of start times, ranging from one day to four days. It may take four days to get end products, they said.

The company had informed stock exchanges on April 12 that the refinery was receiving around 5.5 MGD of water from the Nethravathi river. Water availability in the river and its downstream dams started depleting from March-end.

As a result of this, Dakshina Kannada district administration enforced reduction of water supply to MRPL.

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Published on April 25, 2012
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