The question which obviously comes up is: have all the Kannadiga engineers and entrepreneurs died and gone? Have they all become extinct? What have we learnt from the great water-management Guru - Sir. M.V. - who lived amidst us just a few decades ago? Have we failed so miserably to resurrect the great Kannadiga engineer and statesman?
JUSCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Steel, the flagship company of the Tata group. It is the Tata initiative in the emerging water sector in the country having the experience of managing water service in Jamshedpur city for over nine decades.
For the water management contract, the company has entered into the tripartite contract agreement with Mysore City Corporation (MCC) and Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board (KUWSDB) an agreement to this was signed on Tuesday at Mysore.
The water supply contract is to be executed through Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. The company’s all similar water supply projects till date have been pilot projects targeting part of the city (population of less than one lakh), whereas at Mysore it is a city-wide project, which will serve population of more than a million.
The project will enable equitable distribution of Cauvery water treated at Hongalli and Melapur treatment plants to the consumers through a network of about 1,200 kms from 28 small and large reservoirs, gradually increasing the hours of supply to 24 hours a day with service level guarantees commensurate with national and global benchmarks as stipulated in the contract agreement.
KUWSDB and MCC had called for bids in March this year and JUSCO has won the contract against stiff national and international competition from Larsen Toubro (L&T), Jain Irrigation Projects and the Joint Venture of Ranhill Utilities Berhad, Malaysia and SPML.
Posted by Kiran Batni on Dec 3, 2008
In that very same Mysore which was once blessed by the Diwan-ship of Sir M. Visvesvaraya, one of the greatest engineers the world has ever produced, distribution of drinking water today requires a "Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company Limited" of the Tata group. The Business Standard reports that JUSCO has bagged a Rs. 152 crore order, beating global competition: