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MEIL’s Innovation in Irrigation

Implementing Isreal’s OMS technology Irrigation water for 80,000 hectares 3.5 TMC reservoir and 6,129 km of Pipeline The Engineering major Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Ltd (MEIL) has taken up a unique innovative irrigation system in Telangana as part of the gigantic irrigation project Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP). Explaining about this innovative project Mr Bonthu Srinivas Reddy said that “It involves piped water supply to the end user to avoid water from not to be evaporated or sinks into the soil. It does not require even the land acquisition to this new piped irrigation water supply.” He further said “This innovative piped irrigation system is already successful in many countries. Some states include Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat states are implementing this piped irrigation on a small scale. Telangana government initiated this irrigation system in large scale to supply water for 80,000 hectares.” The Telangana Government taking all appropriate steps to accomplish its objective to supply irrigation water to one crore acres of farmland. Israel’s Outlet Management System(OMS) will be implemented in this project the first time in Asia. This project is known as KLIP package-21 or the Kondam cheruvu project. The advantage with OMS is water neither evaporates nor sink into the soil. Laying of the pipelines may obstruct the peasants initially, but thereafter they can be cultivated above the pipelines as normal. Pressurised pipeline network This project will interlink the Kondam cheruvu and Manchippa cheruvu with the pressurized pipeline. The project includes 6,129 kilometers of the pressurized Pipeline system, with the combination of MS, DI and HDPE pipes and the construction works of the pipeline network works are already began with an extensive pitch. MEIL completed 11.4kms MS pipeline work out of 150 km and also completed 10kms of DI pipeline work out of 282 km. After completion of this project, 46,000 hectors of land in Metpally area will have plentiful water for irrigation. Another 34,000 hectors of land in Nizamabad rural, Balkonda, Armoor will get water from Gadkol pump house. 3.5tmc Reservoir at Gadkol MEIL is constructing a reservoir with a capacity of 3.5 TMC of water near Gadkol in Nizamabad district. MEIL will also take up the pumping work, and also constructing two pumping stations, one at Metpally with ten pumps having a capacity of 2.5 megawatts each. The water will be drawn from the pump house, to be set up on the Nizamsagar canal 14.4kms away. The second pumping station at Gadkol with 8 pumps with a capacity of 2MW. The pumping stations designs are at the approval stage. Higher yields with OMS: Experts Irrigation experts expressing the view that, water wastage can be effectively controlled entirely through the piped irrigation is the only solution. With piped irrigation schemes water can be supplied to every last ayacut and also can enhance the farm productivity, they added. The Government officials are figuring out that, after a successful implementation of this innovative project, it can be brought in to new areas. Read more

Megha enters into new filed

Megha Engineering Infrastructure (MEIL), a front-runner in Hydrocarbons Sector both at the national and international level, is now exploring its options in Oil and Gas Exploration. The company has bagged two mega off-shore oil filed. “Megha has acquired these projects, one at Kambel in Gujarat and another at Lakshmi Zen Oil Fields in Assam. We are planning to start the production in these fields by 2020,” P. Rajesh Reddy, Associate Vice President (Hydro Carbons), MEIL, said. The Government of India has recently introduced a new policy to promote self-sufficiency in Hydro Carbon sector, facilitating private companies to acquire oil fields for exploration. MEIL gas grabbed this opportunity and acquired two oil fields for development, maintenance and commercial operations. Kambel Oil Field is in Kambe Basin located at West Coast of Gujarat and Lakshmi Zen Oil Field is in North Eastern Arcan Basin in Assam. the Government is promoting domestic production and intends to reduce hydrocarbon imports by at least 10% by the end of 2022. Keeping this goal in view, MEIL has initiated and intensified its efforts for oil exploration. The plan is to complete drilling of wells by end of 2018 and start the commercial operations by 2020. The company will be investing about $100 Million, to be raised from internal accruals, in the coming two years, for this purpose. “Our initial plan is to complete drilling of three wells in a phased manner in Kambel Oil Field. We have also got required permissions from the Assam Government for exploration works in Lakshmi Zen Oil Field,’” P. Rajesh Reddy said. Apart from drilling wells for Crude Oil exploration, MEIL is also planning to establish required Treatment and Effluent Plants for purifying Oil and Gas in these two oil fields. It would transport and sell this purified oil and gas to public sector companies like IOC, BPCL, GAIL, GSPL, SR CGD companies and other related industries. “We have an estimation that Kambel Oil Field, located in Pathan District in Gujarat, would provide us life-time production; our target is to produce 3.70 lakh Barrels (BBLS) of Crude Oil and 1.3 lakhs Cubic Meters of Gas every day from this Oil Field,” Reddy disclosed. This oil field is 56 Kms away from North Santhal Central Bank Forum (CTF) in ONGC area. According to the estimates of Director General, Hydro Carbons (DGH), plenty of resources are available for exploration on a commercial basis in Kambel Oil Field in Kambe Basin and Lakshmi Zen Oil Field in Assam. As per the new national policy of licensing for oil and gas exploration, the government has selected some oil fields to encourage private sector companies. In this process, MEIL has acquired these two important oil fields. Subsequently, it has started operations in these fields with its own funds and own engineering capacities. MEIL has proven experience in completing several national and international level projects. It has completed several projects, across the country, in states like Assam, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tripura, Karnataka, and has an overseas presence in prestigious refinery projects in countries like Kuwait, Jordan, Bangladesh and Singapore. MEIL is well known for its timely execution of mega projects with optimum quality standards, particularly related to creating infrastructure for establishing raw processing units, compressor plants; gas-based captive power plants etc. MEIL Hydro Carbons division’s Engineering Technical Team is using sophisticated modern technology for fabrications, installations, hook up operations, by giving top priority to complete and execute the projects before the scheduled deadlines, with all the international quality standards. Piped LPG to homes In order to encourage the use of LPG for domestic purposes, the central government has taken up an ambitious project for supplying gas through pipelines to all the households at their doorstep. Taking a step in this direction, MEIL has already initiated a project in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh and Tumkur district of Karnataka, for supplying gas through pipelines for both domestic and commercial purposes. Recently it has got another prestigious project to laid 3100 Kms Pipeline for supplying domestic gas to 5.5 lakhs households in 10 districts of Telangana. MEIL’s Hydro Carbons Division is closely working with Central Government for developing pipeline network to supply natural gas countrywide. The company has introduced several eco-friendly processes to improve the living standards and extend the benefits of infrastructure development, in the process of supplying direct gas for domestic and commercial purposes in different rural and urban areas. MEIL is also known for its quality works in creating infrastructure for the transport sector. Read more

MEIL’s Oncology building with ultra- modern amenities to support cancer patients

Hyderabad: Hon’ble Minister Sri KT Ramarao has inaugurated the new building for Oncology department in NIMS on 13th September. This building is sponsored by MEIL (Megha Engineering & Infrastructure Ltd.) under their Charity. MEIL has constructed this building with their own cost and set-up all medical and treatment equipments along with full-fledged establishment of Intensive Care units. Managing Director of MEIL PV Krishna Reddy announced 3 years maintenance of entire ward and renovation of ground level old ward with MEIL expenditure.Minister for Medical and health Sri C. Lakshmareddy and Chairman, MEIL Sri PP Reddy, Dr. Manohar, Director NIMS, Important top people from MEIL Sri PV Subba Reddy, Sri Premkumar Pandy, Sri Akhil Reddy, Sri N Tirupathi Rao, Sri Ch Subbaiah, Sri K Goverdhan Reddy, Sri N V Rao, Sri Ashok Reddy, Sri Govind etc has participated the event. Megha Engineering Infrastructures Ltd. which always stands in the forefront in social service activities has built an Oncology building in NIMS, Hyderabad with all modern amenities on par with corporate hospitals. Study of cancers in medical parlance is called Oncology. Cancer cases are on raise in India. Cancer has no exception. It can strike any one, right from common people to celebrities. According to various studies, there are 2.5 million cancers cases in the country and every year 7 lakh new patients are reported. Once can understand the gravity of the situation as 5.50 lakh people are dying with cancer every year. Of the total deaths reported due to cancer 71% patients are in the age group of between 30 and 69. When it comes to the state of Telangana, ever year 50% raise in cancer patientsis reported. Of these Oral, Chest, Cervical cancers forms the highest in numbers. In a recent survey conducted by a Cancer Hospital in Hyderabad, reveals that there were 9,164 cancer cases found in 12 districts of Telangana. Duet the fact that wide prevalence of cancer patients in the state, Megha Engineering Ltd., (MEIL) has come forward to build an Oncology block for the benefit of cancer patients. It has built an Oncology building in the premises of NIMS – Hyderabad with all ultra-modern facilities on par with corporate hospitals for those cancer patients who cannot afford treatment at corporate hospitals. MEIL has been carrying out social service activities since a long time. Special ward constructed in Ananatapur District and few villages adopted in East Godavari, Mahabubnagar, Krishna etc… Earlier it had launched an initiative called Bhojanamrutam in Niloufor Children Hospitals in Hyderabad. Under this initiative free mid-day meal was provided to attendants of children. The entire cost of free mid-meal scheme for attendants was borne by MEIL. Under Bhojanamrutam scheme 18,000 people were fed with lunch weekly. MEIL as part of its social service initiative distributed drawing books, coloured pencils to children being treated for cancer at MNJ Cancer Hospital in Hyderabad and also provided free mid-day meal to attendants of children. The 18,000 sft building, housing ultra-modern cancer facility in NIMS, has been built at a cost of Rs. 10 crore. Started in June, 2017, the building works were completed in a year time with all facilities for cancer patients in place. The Oncology building has separate wards for men and women patients, paediatric ward, leukaemia ward exclusively meant for blood cancer patients. The facility has been provided with 50 beds designed exclusively for the comfort of patients. There are 5 beds in ICU, 12 beds for men, 10 beds for women, 11 beds for children, 12 beds in the leukaemia ward. To treat patients in highly critical condition, MEIL has set up Ontological Critical Care Unit (ICU) in the building premises. Normally patients undergoing cancer treatment cannot withstand heat and warm conditions. Keeping this in mind MEIL has equipped the Oncology building with central air-conditioned facility. MEIL has ensured that the entire building has false ceiling with LED lights, CC cameras, electrical room and a bed lift to carry 20 patients at a time. The ICU is provided with oxygen and vacuum pressure facility and every two beds in wards have access to oxygen and vacuum facility. Doctors Room, Faculty Room, Store Room, Processing Room, Staff Rooms built in the facility makes it a full-fledged unit to deal with any kind of emergencies with regard to cancer patients. Oncology building that came up with all modern amenities in NIMS is on par with any corporate hospital and ready to serve the patients. Ministers K.Tarakaramarao and Lakshma reddy praised MEIL services by doing activities in Health, Medical, Rural Area Development etc works. MEIL Constructed with High Quality and Corporate level amenities oncology ward which is useful to patients needs and strength the government Health system, Ministers added. ‘Our Social service programs are continuously going on’ said MEIL chairman P.P.Reddy garu. ‘We are also providing free midday meal in several hospitals and providing minimum amenities in several villages of both Telugu speaking states’ he added. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share Read more

MEIL successfully executed PLIS phase-II

The latest addition to Megha's saga of success The Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Ltd (MEIL) successfully executed the Purushothapatnam Lift Irrigation Scheme (PLIS) Phase-II and ready to inauguration by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. It is yet another milestone in MEIL’s journey towards creating World’s Major Irrigation vertical company. The Irrigation Department of Andhra Pradesh government awarded this project to MEIL with the estimated outlay of Rs. 1550 crore. Prior this MEIL is also completed the Phase-I of PLIS and inaugurated by The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu on15 August last year. Yeleru reservoir which has a capacity of 24 TMC feet of water has never been filled during the last ten years. It would have 10-12 TMC of water on an average. Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd. (MEIL) have mitigated the problem with Purushothapatnam Lift Irrigation Scheme. The project taken up as part of Uttarandhra Sujala Sravanti is a boon to the people & farmers of East Godavari district. It also caters to the drinking water needs of the people of Visakhapatnam and addressed the water requirements of industries in Visakhapatnam including Visakhapatnam steel plant. PLIS would ensure filling Yeleru reservoir to the brim. Phase 1 of PLIS was taken up at Purushothapatnam village of Seethanagaram Mandal in East Godavari district. During the last water year, 1.6 TMC feet of water lifted from Godavari River has been pumped to Yeleru reservoir with two motors. The water pumped from the scheme flowed through Polavaram left the main canal and reached Yeleru reservoir. Purushothapatnam LIS was designed to utilize Godavari water that is otherwise discharged into the sea. “Despite several problems like laying of pipelines through agricultural lands, wet soil and hostile terrain, Megha Engineering has overcome all the hurdles to successfully complete the project on time,” said Associate Vice-President of MEIL Sri K. Rangarajan. The First Phase of this project was commissioned with 10 vertical turbine pumps with a capacity of 57 megawatts. Each pump can lift 10 cumecs of water. The pumped water will be discharged through MS pressure main in 5 rows. Each pipe is of 3200 mm diameter, which will run for a length of 10.10 Km. “The Second phase of PLIS built at Ramavaram will draw 1400 cusecs of water from the Godavari River during floods and pump it to Yeleru reservoir through Polavaram left main canal. It requires lifting water to a height of 68 meters. To enable this operation eight pumps each with a capacity of five cumecs have been installed. Water lifted from Polavaram left main canal will have to be taken to Yeleru reservoir through pipelines” explained Mr Rangarajan. For this purpose pipelines in two rows have been laid for a distance of 13.12 KM. The main objective is to supply water for irrigation to an extent of 2.15 lakh acres by making use of the existing infrastructure available at Polavaram left main canal under Pithapuram branch canal, Polavaram left main canal and Yeleru reservoir areas. Through Purushothapatnam Lift Irrigation Scheme 12 TMC feet of water will be utilized for drinking and industrial needs of Visakhapatnam city. The Government estimates an annual income of Rs. 200 crore through this lift irrigation scheme. The Government acquired 254 acres required for the first phase of PLIS and handed the same to MEIL in May 2017. Megha has completed the first phase of PLIS within four months and got it commissioned by Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu. Similarly, the government has acquired 115 acres in Ramavaram and surrounding villages to commence works on the second phase of PLIS. MEIL has raced against time to complete the works on a war footing and made the scheme ready for commissioning. Redefining Moment for MEIL It’s a redefining moment in the history of Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd., (MEIL). It created a record of sorts for having successfully accomplished an arduous journey of setting up of massive pumps and motors for lift irrigation schemes across India. The achievement is unparalleled as no other company in the entire world has executed so many lift irrigation schemes powered by gigantic pumping systems in less than five years. Not long ago the yardstick to measure the capacity of pumps and motors in lift irrigation schemes were in terms of horsepower (HP). However, with the growing needs and advent of new technologies, the capacity of pumps and motors had reached to megawatts. While low capacity (HP) pumps and motors have made many lift irrigation projects impractical and redundant, Megha has stepped in with the state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions in the field of lift irrigation to make them viable and meaningful. MEIL is the only company which has successfully executed five major lift irrigation projects in two Telugu states since 2012 and set a record for its achievement. Now, with the commencement of pumping water to Yeleru reservoir under phase two of Purushothapatnam Lift Irrigation Project, MEIL has surpassed its own record. Installing 186 high power pumps and motors with a combined capacity of 731 megawatts capacity in as many as 17 pumping stations under five major lift irrigation schemes is no mean achievement by any standards. And MEIL has accomplished it with aplomb.Until recently, Mubarak pumping station in Egypt was considered as the biggest lift irrigation scheme in the world. It was built with a 228-megawatt capacity. With the commissioning of a major lift irrigation pumping station on Handri-Neeva in Andhra Pradesh, MEIL has emerged as the largest company in the world for having commissioned massive lift irrigation projects in AP and Telangana with a combined capacity of 731 megawatts. The capacity is much higher when compared to other lift irrigation projects MEIL has executed across other states in the country. At present, under phase two of Purushothapatnam Lift Irrigation Project, water is being pumped into Yeleru with eight pumps of 4.8 megawatts capacity each. The water has to be lifted to a height of 68 meters before being pumped. Under Handri-Neeva stage-1, 128 pumps have been installed in 12 pumping stations with a total capacity of 458.83 megawatts: a record by itself. Under Muchumarri LI scheme, 13 pumps of 48.1 megawatts capacity have been set up. Likewise, Megha has completed Pattiseema, Bhakta Ramadasu. Phase 1 of Purushothapatnam has been successfully commissioned and maintained by Megha. Pattiseema lift irrigation project which has 24 pumps of a total 113 megawatts capacity was already up and functional since two years. Under phase 1 of Purushothapatnam LIP, 10 pumps with 5.22 megawatts capacity each have been set up. Bhakta Ramadasu lift irrigation project in Telangana was built with two pumps with a total of 21 megawatts capacity. The unique feature in the entire lift irrigation schemes being undertaken by MEIL is linking of rivers. Megha has achieved a distinction for linking of river Krishna with Penna, Krishna with Godavari and Godavari with Yeleru. Similarly, having completed Narmada-KshipraSimhastha lift irrigation scheme, MEIL is being acclaimed to be the first company to achieve inter-state linking of rivers in the country. Read more