Jain Irrigation has bagged a World Bank project worth Rs 77.8 crore for execution this year. The State Agricultural Engineering Department and the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University are expected to implement the Tamil Nadu - Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation and Water bodies Restoration and Management (TN -IAMWARM) project.
The World Bank-aided project would cover 63 river sub-basins. It has been initiated and would cover 25 sub-basins in the first phase. The company has bagged the contract for supply and installation of drip and sprinkler irrigation systems in the 25 sub-basins, covering 22,345 hectares through a completive evaluation process.
In addition to supply and servicing of drip and sprinkler irrigation systems, Jain Irrigation would also be involved in promoting crop diversification and enhancing farm incomes through value-chain building in specific crops. The company plans to utilise the opportunity to step up capacity building in all aspects of hi-tech agriculture.