L&T Construction’s Water & Effluent Treatment Business has secured contracts in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to undertake two lift irrigation projects to irrigate 2,05,000ha of culturable command area.
This command area covers over 500 villages in the Dewas and Dhar districts in the state.
The scope under the contracts, which are on a turnkey basis, includes survey, design, engineering, procurement, construction of pump houses, laying of rising and gravity mains, distribution network, and SCADA for controlling and regulating the complete system.
The India-based company calls these contracts ‘major’, which it defines as carrying a value anywhere between Rs50bn and Rs70bn ($600m and $840m).
These micro irrigation projects will see 60 cumecs of water being lifted from the Narmada River to irrigate the farmlands.
These projects are estimated to benefit 3,00,000 farmers.
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