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Jain Irrigation Receives Rs. 1.27 Crores Bn Export Order from RWANDA

Jain Irrigation Systems Limited (JISL) today announced award of $18.27Million (Approx. Rs. 1.27 Crores) contract by Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Kigali, Rwanda for irrigation and watershed development (1220 /1752 Ha) in Mahama Sector under Export Targeted Modern Irrigated Agriculture Projects in Rwanda. The project will be executed near Rusumo (Rwanda - Tanzania border)

The project is financed by EXIM Bank of India under Gov. of India Line Of Credit (LOC) program. Rwanda as a country is investing in modern agriculture project and is at the forefront of using latest technology to improve productivity. They have taken impressive strides in value added agriculture.

This is an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract. JISL has full responsibility of development infrastructure for various irrigation systems viz. Sprinkler Irrigation, Center pivot & pipe hydrant system. Important to note here that all irrigation systems will work under gravity and as EPC contractor JISL has ability to design the same. The total area under irrigation is 1220 Ha. Also, there is component of watershed development and capacity building for over 1752 Ha.

This project is another milestone in JISL’s strategy of participating in a meaningful way in Irrigation/water/agriculture sector growth across large continent of Africa.

JISL intends to complete the project in next 18 months. This will help JISL to grow its exports substantially.

Source: http://www.jains.com/

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