L&T wins contract for Masalia Ranishwar Megalift irrigation scheme

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said that the water and effluent treatment business of its L&T Construction unit has won a repeat engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) order from the Jharkhand Department of Water Resources to implement the Masalia Ranishwar Megalift irrigation scheme on a turnkey basis.

The contract value is in the range of INR 1,000 to 2,500 crores.

According to the Indian conglomerate, the irrigation project involves supplying water to irrigate 22,283 hectares of Culturable Command Area (CCA) in the Dumka district of the state by pumping water from the Sidheshwari River.

Larsen & Toubro wins EPC contract for Masalia Ranishwar Megalift irrigation scheme in Jharkhand

Larsen & Toubro wins EPC contract for Masalia Ranishwar Megalift irrigation scheme in Jharkhand. Photo courtesy of Batmaniacs/Wikimedia Commons.

The scope of the contract includes survey, design, and construction of a 158m long barrage across the Sidheshwari river. It also calls for the survey, design, procurement, installation, testing, and commissioning intake and intermediate pump houses, MS, DI and HDPE pipeline of different diameters, delivery chambers, and pipeline distribution networks with all associated works.

Larsen & Toubro said that the water and effluent treatment business is already carrying out a similar lift irrigation project in Jharkhand’s Garhwa district.

Larsen & Toubro stated: “With this order from the irrigation sector, the Business has reinforced its credentials of possessing the technical and executional capability to deliver the elementary requirement of water to the farmers and drive the growth of agriculture across the state.”

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