Rwanda is investing in modern agriculture project and is at the forefront of using the latest technology to improve productivity. They have taken impressive strides in value-added agriculture. Jain Irrigation Systems (JISL) has received a contract worth Rs 127 crore (USD 18.7 million) from the RwandanGoverment for developing irrigation and watershed facilities.
The contract has been awarded by the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) for irrigation and watershed development in Mahama sector under the export targeted modern irrigated agriculture projects in the country, JISL said in a regulatory filing.
The project, which will be executed near Rusumo (Rwanda Tanzania border), is financed by the Exim Bank of Inia under the government's Line Of Credit (LOC) programme, it added
This is an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract and JISL aims to complete the project in the next 18 months. The total area under irrigation will be 1,220 hectares. There is also a component of watershed development and capacity building for over 1,752 hectares, it added.
Jain Irrigation makes micro-irrigation systems, PVC and HDPE pipes, plastic sheets and agro-processed products, among others.
Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd is a diversified entity with a turnover in excess of one billion dollars. Having a global presence with 32 manufacturing bases spread over four continents. The company products are supplied to 126 countries with able assistance from 10,000+ dealers and distributors worldwide. They have reached over 7.2 million farmers. Jain Irrigation is the second largest Micro-Irrigation company in the world. The Micro-Irrigation Division manufactures a full range of precision-irrigation products Jain irrigation provides
services from soil survey, engineering design to agronomic support. It nurtures a sprawling 2300 acre Hi-Tech Agri Institute; a Farm Resource R&D, Demo, Training & Extension Centre. They also undertake turnkey projects for agricultural and irrigation development with the holistic & integrated approach. Over 1500 agri and irrigation scientists, engineers and technicians are engaged in offering services for complete or partial project planning and implementation viz. Watershed Development through Wasteland Transformation, including crop agronomy, protected cultivation etc.
Jain Irrigation is also the largest manufacturer of plastic pipes in India covering a wide range of pipes and fittings. They annually process over 500,000 MT of various polymers. They extrude pipe/sheet and inject the molds of PVC, PE, PP & CPVC along with other engineering polymers like Polycarbonate, Polyamide, PBT, ABS etc. The company is a Total Solution Provider for various plastic piping systems that are used in the conveyance of fluids, semisolids, gases, and cables.