Have we failed to resurrect Sir MV?

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:

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.

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?

4 comments:

naganayan said...

Hi.
Entrepreneurship is not at all visible amongst us(kannadigas).We work for an organization which coughs up only 1/4 of what we earn for them.Money is the concern.Kannadigas think about money,finance and security in life.We have to challenge our instincts first later can challenge world.See for ex: lot of tamilians have set up their own firms like shriram,univercell etc... we think for security a lot and miss out on diamonds thinking about gold..Thats our problem,You dont think i appreciate tamilians ,I hate them to the core.. but sometimes u have to take a leaf out of every book u have read.

how about setting up entrepreneur cell esp for KANNADIGAS....
guys/gals we have the markets beefed up.We kannadigas can earn n search for diamonds rather than thinking for gold..I might be a amateur in IT field but my words aren't ..........
so en madodru bagge yochane maadi....... the seniors have to take a leaf or even a branch wud also be useful............

think for yourself, think for karnataka ur mother land..

Anonymous said...

Hi ,

I naranayan , i support your idea...
expect the same from others as well..
Its right time to take this type of decisions and show that we can also serve much better for karnataka and kannadiga's.

NAGANAYAN said...

yes see so many people read but no one commented........
come on guys n gals it just takes 30 secs for a reply..........

kannadigas have to stop thinking abt family too much....of course everyone has their own family , commitments and aspirations........
but namma janakke kutgege bandagle artha adodhu.............

entrepreneurship beku ella angles allu.........
dont think of just IT....... IT is needed, but for whom will u support or write codes without setting up Good financially sound bodies........I know it cant be done in months takes years........ but lets start something..............

this is the right time kanrappa kanramma......... eegladru artha madkoli.................. IT kannadigaru balaga needs people to reunite and start something innovative......like a workbench........ or like a body which helps esp kannadigas ......... en madtiro yochane maadi........
I am there for kannada karnataka....... always

JAI KARNATAKA

Anonymous said...

Enaadru kelsa maaDo plan maaDi ellargu tiLsi sir, khanDita ellaruu maaDthivi.. reply maaDilla and maatrakke idanna odtailla anta alla...

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