Implementing Isreal’s OMS technology
Irrigation water for 80,000 hectares
3.5 TMC reservoir and 6,129 km of Pipeline
The Engineering major Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Ltd (MEIL) has taken up a unique innovative irrigation system in Telangana as part of the gigantic irrigation project Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP). Explaining about this innovative project Mr Bonthu Srinivas Reddy said that “It involves piped water supply to the end user to avoid water from not to be evaporated or sinks into the soil. It does not require even the land acquisition to this new piped irrigation water supply.” He further said “This innovative piped irrigation system is already successful in many countries.
Some states include Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat states are implementing this piped irrigation on a small scale. Telangana government initiated this irrigation system in large scale to supply water for 80,000 hectares.” The Telangana Government taking all appropriate steps to accomplish its objective to supply irrigation water to one crore acres of farmland. Israel’s Outlet Management System(OMS) will be implemented in this project the first time in Asia. This project is known as KLIP package-21 or the Kondam cheruvu project. The advantage with OMS is water neither evaporates nor sink into the soil. Laying of the pipelines may obstruct the peasants initially, but thereafter they can be cultivated above the pipelines as normal.
Pressurised pipeline network This project will interlink the Kondam cheruvu and Manchippa cheruvu with the pressurized pipeline. The project includes 6,129 kilometers of the pressurized Pipeline system, with the combination of MS, DI and HDPE pipes and the construction works of the pipeline network works are already began with an extensive pitch. MEIL completed 11.4kms MS pipeline work out of 150 km and also completed 10kms of DI pipeline work out of 282 km. After completion of this project, 46,000 hectors of land in Metpally area will have plentiful water for irrigation. Another 34,000 hectors of land in Nizamabad rural, Balkonda, Armoor will get water from Gadkol pump house.
3.5tmc Reservoir at Gadkol
MEIL is constructing a reservoir with a capacity of 3.5 TMC of water near Gadkol in Nizamabad district. MEIL will also take up the pumping work, and also constructing two pumping stations, one at Metpally with ten pumps having a capacity of 2.5 megawatts each. The water will be drawn from the pump house, to be set up on the Nizamsagar canal 14.4kms away. The second pumping station at Gadkol with 8 pumps with a capacity of 2MW. The pumping stations designs are at the approval stage.
Higher yields with OMS: Experts
Irrigation experts expressing the view that, water wastage can be effectively controlled entirely through the piped irrigation is the only solution. With piped irrigation schemes water can be supplied to every last ayacut and also can enhance the farm productivity, they added. The Government officials are figuring out that, after a successful implementation of this innovative project, it can be brought in to new areas.
MEGHA PITCHES FOR ANNUITY PROJECTS IN WATER SUPPLY
HYDERABAD: First time in the country, Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) taken up five water supply projects on the annuity basis. They are Keshavapur Reservoir (Hyderabad), the potable water supply to 190 villages and 5 municipalities of surrounding ORR, 2426 School buildings construction in Nellore and Prakasham districts in Andhra Pradesh and Bulk drinking water project in Bhuvaneshwar in Odisha. When Government does not have enough funds, the projects allocated interested private companies and in turn, the companies will recover the cost over a period from the Governments. Earlier, these annuity projects were taken up in Infrastructure, Roads projects. But, the first time in India, The MEIL has taken up annuity projects in Education and Drinking water sectors.
10tmc Keshavapur Reservoir
The Keshavapur reservoir in Shameerpet construction with 10 tmc capacity will cater the Drinking water needs of Hyderabad city. Along with Keshavapur reservoir, MEIL also constructing a water treatment plant with 750mld capacity to cater the Shameerpet nearby villages drinking water needs. MEIL has taken this project at an estimated cost of Rs. 4,396.15 crore, out of which the Government will allocate 20 per cent and 80 per cent by MEIL and which will repay at the time of the maintenance period. This project to be completed in 36 months. The Megha Engineering planning to begin this project works very soon.
Megha water for Greater Hyderabad
Drinking water supply project to 190 villages surrounding Hyderabad Outer Ring Road (ORR) has taken up by MEIL with an estimated cost of Rs. 628 crore. This project will be completed within two years of timeframe. MEIL will get reimbursed the cost by the Government in next 7 seven years of time.
Water Supply to Municipalities
Drinking water supply to Husnabad, Andhol, Jogipet, Huzurnagar, Kodad, Deverakonda municipalities under mission Bhagiradha is the main aim of this project. MEIL has taken this project on the annuity basis with an estimated cost of Rs 163.85 crore. This project will be completed in 15 months and the cost will be reimbursed in the next 7 years.
School Buildings by Megha
Under Sarvasiksha Abhiyan project Megha is to construct 1378 school buildings in 46 mandals in Nellore district and 1048 school buildings in 56 mandals in Prakasham district. The estimated cost of this project is Rs. 589.72 crore. MEIL will maintain these buildings for five years.
Bulk water project in Bhuvaneshwar
MEIL completed the bulk water supply projects in IIT and NISER and industrial parks in Bhuvaneshwar and Khorda and Jatna municipalities. MEIL spent about Rs. 187 crore for these projects and will maintain for 25 years.
MEIL inaugurates safe drinking water scheme in Jamulapally
Megha Engineering will be in the forefront in addressing various basic issues in the villages assured it’s chairman Mr.PP Reddy. Addressing the gathering after inaugurating the door to door safe drinking water supply scheme he said it is his privilege to serve his native village. Under corporate
social responsibility (CSR), MEIL has taken up several welfare programs in rural areas of both the Telugu states. He promised on this occasion to develop local area hospital with all latest amenities. He expressed his gratitude to his native village for giving birth to him and also his mother. It has become customary for his family to visit the village every year during the Sankranthi celebrations. He also extended thanks to the village residents for showing such warmth and affection, which helped him to reach the present status in life. He wants to reciprocate this with taking up several social welfare measures to benefit the villagers. He requested the villagers to approach him for whatever need they want and offered to fulfil the same. His wife Ms Rama Reddy, daughters Ms.Megha Reddy, Ms.Manjali Reddy and village elder Mr Jangamaiah Reddy also participated on this occasion.
Safe drinking water to all Megha Engineering and Infrastructure (MEIL) under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities have taken up a drinking water supply project in Jamulapally Village of East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. MEIL chairman Mr PP Reddy wants to help his native village residents by providing safe drinking water. Modernised two overhead water tanks with a capacity of 40,000 and 20,000-kilolitres. Every house in the village is connected taps by the feral method. With this latest technology of water supply every house in the village will get the water with the same pressure. MEIL spent about Rs. 50 lakhs for this project. This method earlier used by Telangana Government in its mission Bhagiratha scheme. To supply safe drinking water to every resident in Jamulapally village MEIL built 8km pipeline with superior standards. To serve his mother land MEIL chairman Mr.PP Reddy also established two mineral water plants, 12KV solar power plant in the village.
With his sincere efforts, everyone in the village getting safe drinking water. Solar power plant supplying power to street lights and 240 houses getting power for two bulbs and a fan. Mr PP Reddy also built Marriage hall with all modern amenities. MEIL has built better infrastructure like cement roads, park, the walkway in the village. Mr.PP Reddy donated benches to the local school. Constructed community toilets, and installed benches on walkways to relax elderly people. Mr PP Reddy also established a safe drinking water plant in adjacent Narsingapur village and donated benches to the local school.
Megha Engineering and Infrastructure (MEIL) under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities have taken up a drinking water supply project in Jamulapally Village of East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. MEIL chairman Mr PP Reddy wants to help his native village residents by providing safe drinking water. Modernized two overhead water tanks with a capacity of 40,000 and 20,000-kilolitres. Every house in the village is connected taps by the feral method. With this latest technology of water supply every house in the village will get the water with the same pressure.
MEIL spent about Rs. 50 lakhs for this project. This method earlier used by Telangana Government in its mission Bhagiratha scheme. To supply safe drinking water to every resident in Jamulapally village MEIL built 8km pipeline with superior standards. To serve his mother land MEIL chairman Mr.PP Reddy also established two mineral water plants, 12KV solar power plant in the village. With his sincere efforts, everyone in the village getting safe drinking water. Solar power plant supplying power to street lights and 240 houses getting power for two bulbs and a fan. Mr PP Reddy also built
Marriage hall with all modern amenities. MEIL has built better infrastructure like cement roads, park, the walkway in the village. Mr.PP Reddy donated benches to the local school. Constructed community toilets, and installed benches on walkways to relax elderly people. Mr PP Reddy also established a safe drinking water plant in adjacent Narsingapur village and donated benches to the local school.
KC Valley, a feather in MEIL's cap
Koramangala-Challaghatta Valley (KC Valley) project is deemed to be a unique project in the country. An irrigation project, considered a rare one, is a first of its kind in the entire country. The project turns out tobe a panacea to the ever growing problem of Bangalore city’s drain and sewerage on one hand and on the other rejuvenating the minor irrigation system in rural areas which is facing a slow death. The scheme envisages filling of several tanks in Kolar district with treated water from
Bengaluru and strengthening of its ayacut. Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Ltd. (MEIL) has achieved a rear distinction by grounding the KC Valley project in Bangalore and adjacent districts of Kolar and Chikkaballapur said Mr. Sudhir Mohan, Vice-President of MEIL.
Israel pioneered the technology of using treated sewage water to grow crops through micro irrigation system. Hitherto nowhere in the world such a system exists, except in Israel. However, MEIL, for the first time in India, has successfully implemented such a system in India with KC Valley project. Under this project treated sewage water is used to fill irrigation tanks in Kolar district.
The KC Valley project comes up as an ever lasting solution to the sewage water problem of Bangalore city. The quantum of city’s sewage multiplies with rapid growth of population posing a serious threat to the urban eco system. Bangalore Metropolitan and Karnataka state government authorities have been grappling with the ever growing sewage problem for a long time and a permanent solution was not in sight until KC Valley project takes shape. On the other hand the
neighbouring Kolar district has been in the grip of drought for decades forcing people and farmers live in misery. The KC Valley project thus has been designed to attain double benefits. Sewage water in Bangalore city is being treated and supplied to fill tanks in Kolar district to streng then and irrigate parched farms even during a drought. MEIL, having won the bid for KC Valley project, had surmounted many obstacles and challenges to complete the project well before the scheduled time. The
project has been commissioned despite some works entrusted by the government at a later stage are under progress. Presently treated sewage water in Bangalore city is being pumped far away to fill the tanks in Kolar district.
The aim is to fill tanks in 126 tanks in a phased manner under 6 clusters. Accordingly, Lakshmisagar, Uddhapanahalli, Narsapura, Dodavallabhi, Bhattankere, Singanahalli tanks are being filled up now with treated water. The scheme’s objective is to recharge the ground water table by filling the dried up tanks which in turn helps in increasing ground water table and sustain irrigation of the ayacut. During the last four decades ground water table in Kolar district has drastically fallen
resulting in drying up of bore wells and wells. So rejuvenation of bore wells and wells would be the only way to bring the parched lands back into agriculture operations. These treated waters from Bangalore would surely save the farmers from the clutches of drought, Mr. Sudhir Mohan averred.
A first of its kind project
Under this scheme 6 pumping stations have to be erected as the treated water is required to pump against the gravity. Out of these six pumping stations three were completed and commissioned. Works on other three pumping stations are nearing completion. As part of KC Valley project 23 motors with capacities ranging from 160 to 2800 HP have been installed.
To supply water, pipelines of 124 kms of length were laid from Bangalore city. The pipe line laying works which begun in 2016 have been completed in two phases. 126 tanks will receive treated water in phase wise. For this purpose tanks have been divided under taluks and clusters. The Minor Irrigation department and Geological department of Government of Karnataka had come up with KC Valley project to irrigate parched lands with treated water which is a first of its kind project in the
country. The sewage treatment plants (STPs) erected by MEIL in Koramangala and Challagatta areas of Bangalore city have been treating 200 MLD of sewage water. 126 tanks in Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts have been getting supply of treated water. Works are under progress to enhance sewage treatment capacity to 440 MLD in phase wise.
Under this project majority of works were required to be grounded in Bangalore metropolitan city. This has indeed proved to be daunting task. Having to obtain necessary clearances from state and central governments in time, execution of works in areas with high volume of traffic, narrow and congested places, and acquisition of private lands, hostile terrain and unseasonal rains were some of the adversities and challenges MEIL faced during execution of the project. However MEIL has successfully surmounted all the challenges to deliver the project in time. Custom made pipes used for this project.
Under KC Valley project tanks in six taluks of Kolar district are to be filled with treated water. Six massive pump houses have been built to ensure high volume of water supply. A MS pipe line for a length of 124 kms has been laid crisscrossing main roads of Bangalore city, national highways, passing under rail tracks. Over a time MS pipes are tend to get corroded and dissolve in the soil beneath it. Having taken this fact into consideration, MEIL has used special custom made pipes for this
project. These specially made pipes are corrosion proof and can also withstand high volume water flow. Surface of these pipes is covered with iron mesh and edges are plastered with cement. The total project cost stood at Rs.1342 crores. To avoid power problems for KC Valley project, MEIL has built 6 electric sub-stations with 66kv capacity. Along with sub-stations MEIL has also built six pump houses and a massive surge tank.
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