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L&T bags water projects worth over Rs 5000-crore

New Delhi : Engineering major Larsen & Toubro's water & effluent treatment business has secured orders worth over Rs 5000 crore in several states.

The company said it has secured two orders in Tamil Nadu from the state's water resources department. The first order is for execution of the Athikadavu-Avinashi scheme while the second is for construction of a new regulator across the southern and northern arms of the Coleroon River on the downstream side of the existing regulator at Mukkombu (upper anicut) near Tiruchirappalli.

The Athikadavu-Avinashi scheme is proposed to alleviate the plight of farmers in drought-prone areas of Coimbatore, Tirupur and Erode districts.

The project scope involves replenishing 32 PWD tanks, 42 panchayat union tanks and 971 number of ponds in the Annur, Avinashi, Tirupur, Sulur, Nambiyur and Perundurai blocks of the western districts.

The company has also bagged a project from the Vellore Municipal Corporation for providing an underground sewage collection system to the newly added areas of the Vellore City Municipal Corporation-Phase-III under the AMRUT scheme.

The project scope involves providing sewer network of about 280 km, construction of sewage pumping and lifting stations. The project will benefit 28,200 households in the corporation area with sewer connections.

While L&T has not disclosed the worth of each of the projects that it has secured, the orders have been classified as "major" by it. L&T classifies 'major' as projects with value of Rs 1000-2500 crore.

Since the new year, L&T has stopped the practice of disclosing order values keeping in view the increasing competition in the Indian municipal market.

In Jharkhand, the company said it has bagged two projects.

The first order is from the state's water resources department for execution of the Garwah Lift Irrigation Scheme on engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) basis. The Garwah Lift Irrigation Scheme proposes to recharge groundwater resources by filling 366 ponds and other water bodies in Garwah district to help farmers in a command area of approximately 51,628 hectares.

The second order is from the Jharkhand Urban Infrastructure Development Company (JUIDCO) for integrated infrastructure development works which include wastewater systems, storm water drainage, water supply and recycle water systems, transport circulation (road), and other related works in ABD area of Ranchi Smart City on EPC basis.

In Odisha, the company has secured a repeat order from the Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Department for execution of an individual rural water supply project in Boudh.

The aggregate scope of work includes design, engineering, supply and erection of 2,806 km of transmission and distribution pipelines, construction of two intake structures of aggregate capacity 42 million litre per day (MLD), water treatment plant of capacity 39.5 MLD, 133 elevated storage reservoirs of aggregate capacity 20.85 ML, 16 booster pumping stations along with associated electromechanical and instrumentation works.

L&T has bagged another order from the Water Resources Department for executing a Mega Lift Irrigation Project Cluster IV (MI-IP Cluster IV). The aggregate scope of work includes execution of nine lift irrigation schemes with intake points in Mahanadi River for a cultivable command area of 12,900 hectares in Sambalpur and Sonepur districts on a turnkey basis.

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