Irrigation Technology News
World’s Largest Drip Irrigation Project Designed & Built by Jain Irrigation
Hungund, Karnataka, World’s Largest Integrated Fully Automated Drip Irrigation Project Constructed by Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. Jalgaon, at Ramthal ( Marol) in Karnataka is inaugurated and dedicated to the beneficiaries by Shri. Siddaramaiah Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, other Hon. Ministers of Karnataka and Honourable Members of Legislative Assembly, Hungund. This project has been executed under Krishna Bhagya Jal Nigam Limited a Division of Water Resources Department of Karnataka.
The integrated East Side Package of the project will irrigate 12300ha of land with fully automated Drip Irrigation System. Under this integrated project, water is delivered directly from source to the root zone using HDPE/PVC piping network and on farm drip irrigation systems.
This innovative approach of "Resource To Root" pioneered by JISL will help improve overall project efficiency up to 85+%. Traditionally the overall project efficiencies have been abysmally low i.e. up–to 35–40%.
This project is providing irrigation facilities to 7382 beneficiaries consisting of 28 water user co–operative societies. Jain Irrigation systems Ltd. Jalgaon have undertaken the work of formation of Water User Associations, Survey, Investigation, Planning, Designing, Supply and Execution of the entire project on turnkey basis.
The scope also included construction of Distribution system with Use of HDPE/PVC piping network, Installation of On–farm Fully Automatic Drip Irrigation System in 12300 Hectares command area, training and capacity building of the farmers beneficiaries and maintenance of the project for 5 years.
This irrigation project is operated through Jain–logic™ remote monitoring and control system (Jain IrriCare™ cloud based mobile application).
The project assures benefits such as substantial yield increase, huge water savings, considerable input costs savings, improvement in soil health and many more multiple benefits to all the stakeholders including government.
Company’s Managing Director Shri. Anil Jain said that "This innovative approach of ’Resource to Root™’ & ’More Crop Per Drop®’ pioneered by Jain Irrigation is bringing transformation in irrigation sector of the country".
"This revolutionary project will ensure sustainable farming, as it is technically feasible, economically viable, socially acceptable, equitable and environmentally balanced solution".