Kirloskar provides pumps to Mettur surplus water scheme
Kirloskar Brothers Ltd (KBL), a leading pump manufacturing company, is associated with the Mettur Surplus Water Scheme inaugurated by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami. The surplus water scheme is expected to fill water bodies in dry parts of Salem district, facilitating better use of water for agriculture and drinking. For this project, KBL has supplied vertical turbine (VT) pumps and commissioned the relevant pump houses.
The scheme is expected to bring around 4,238 acres of agricultural land under irrigation and aims to positively influence the lives of around 16.44 lakh farmers from 40 villages by facilitating the supply of surplus water from 79 lakes for irrigation. The water from the lakes would be diverted via the Mettur dam into the dry lakes in the region. Thus, surplus water from the Mettur dam is expected to be pumped into 100 lakes in and near the Sarbanga basin in the district. KBL is associated as the primary provider of relevant fluid management solutions for the scheme.
Kirloskar Brothers Ltd (KBL) provides fluid management solutions for large infrastructure projects in the areas of water supply, power plants, building and construction, process industries, irrigation, oil and gas and marine and defence.
Written from a company news release.