Jain Irrigation Bags Order From Cauvery Neeravari Worth INR 5690 Million
Jain Irrigation Systems Limited has been awarded the Poorigali Integrated Micro Irrigation Project by
Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Limited, Govt. of Karnataka through National Competitive Bidding.
The work order for the project valued at INR 5690 million was presented by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of
Karanataka Shri. Siddharamaiah.
The project will cover 25,317 Acres of farm area spread over 51 villages in the rain-shadow region of Malavalli Taluka of Mandya District in Karnataka. Out of the total water availability of 2.29 TMC, the project will utilize only 1.97 TMC, still ensuring cultivation for both the Kharif and Rabi seasons, besides meeting the perennial-Crop water needs in the project area, thereby not only ensuring water Security but also doubling the farm income.
The project involves lifting and conveying water from the river Cauvery all the way to the end user-farmer in a network of closed conveyance piping system, thereby saving Water
loSS due to evaporation and percolation. The issue of land acquisitions for Conveyance of Water through canals is also avoided. The water use efficiency is further improved by utilising the Water so brought, through Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation
Systems by means of a centralized wireless automation system. Water use efficiency, thus, under this project will be as high as 85%.
Major crops considered under this project would be vegetables, pulses, oilseed Crops like groundnut,
Semi-arid Crops like ragi, vegetables and floriculture.
The distribution network used in the project will be of HDPE pipes which have a life of more than 100 years. In order to optimize energy and recurrent costs, water conveyance is proposed through gravity in over 10,127 Acres in the project.
The project will also be using state-of-art agricultural technology by way of fully automated water delivery systems and
fertigation to maximise Crop productivity as well as avoiding chemical residues in soil, ensuring soil health Security.
The project also envisages filling up of 12 tanks in the Command area for meeting water requirements of allied activities like domestic drinking water needs, water for cattle and Such other purposes other than agriculture besides recharging ground water. The tanks are proposed to be filled up by conveying water through large diameter HDPE pipes.
The project is expected to benefit more than 15,000 beneficiary farmers directly, doubling their income, besides catering to the water needs of 51 villages.
The project will be implemented in 18 months' time.
- Issued By:CAUVERY NEERAVARI NIGAMA LIMITED
- Bagged By:
- Region:Southern India
- Value:INR 5690 Million
- Published On:2017-04-21