May 4: India’s leading micro-irrigation company Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd on Friday said that it has bagged one more prestigious Waghur Asoda branch canal and Asoda Distributary Pressurised Pipe Distribution Future ready Micro Irrigation Project in Maharashtra in addition to previously received Bhadli branch canal and distributary canal pipe distribution project under Tapi Irrigation Development Corporation, Jalgaon under the Water Resources Department, Govt. of Maharashtra.
According to the company, the Rs 70.36 crore new project is basically planned for improving water use efficiency in canal command areas through conduit distribution and use of on farm Micro Irrigation (drip/sprinkler) system.
“Water is proposed to be lifted from existing Asoda Branch Canal and DY Canal to each individual farmer’s field by keeping minimum 20 mtr residual head at each farmer’s field outlet so that it will be a ‘Future Ready’ system to the farmers for adopting Micro Irrigation system later on after implementation of this project,” it said.
After receiving the order, Atul Jain, CFO, said, “the innovative design approach is considered in this project while selecting the pipe material for the entire pressurized pipe distribution network is proposed with HDPE and PVC pipes only. HDPE pipe has life of more than 100 years whereas PVC pipe has life of more than 50 years. This ensures the pipe distribution network’s life more than 50 years which ensures sustainability of this project.”