Jain Irrigation wins Rs 583-cr drip irrigation project in Karnataka

Jain Irrigation said it won a Rs 584 cr order to set  up an integrated micro irrigation project in Karnataka.

The Singatalur Lift irrigation project is being implemented for irrigating drought prone areas of Huvinahadagali Taluk of Bellary district, Gadag and Mundargi taluks of Gadag district, Koppal and Yelaburga taluks of Koppal District Karnataka. 

Jain Irrigation will set up a drip irrigation system for more than 10,000 farmers of 31 villages under Mundargi Branch Canal of Singatalur LIS on turnkey basis, including operation and maintenance of the scheme for five years.

Under the scheme, water will be lifted from Mundargi Branch Canal of Singatalur LIS and supplied through a drip irrigation system to an area of 31,547 acre through collection sumps and pump houses. Water will be delivered directly using pressurized piping network and drip irrigation.

The company won the order via national competitive bidding conducted by Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited, a Division of Water Resources Department of Karnataka.

The scheme will improve the efficiency of water use in canal command areas, it said.

Jain Irrigation is India’s biggest micro irrigation company and has already completed more than a dozen large-sized integrated micro irrigation projects in the country.