Jain IV (IFC-40251)

  • India
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Mar 27, 2018
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 39.89 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 9, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Feb 22, 2018

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Project Description
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According to the IFC website, the project is an investment of senior loan in Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, India. Jain Irrigation Systems Limited is one of India’s largest integrated agribusiness players, with operations in Micro Irrigation Systems, plastic pipes and sheets, dehydrated vegetables, processed fruits and other smaller businesses including tissue culture, agri-tech solutions and green energy.

The proposed investment will be used for a combination of capital expenditure in the company’s Micro Irrigation Systems (MIS) business and debt refinancing.

The project's objectives are:

1) Raising farmer incomes: The adoption of MIS and better farming techniques is expected to reduce risk from weather, lower cost of farm inputs such as fertilizers and energy, and also increase yields. This will improve farmer income and have a direct impact on poverty reduction for those at the bottom of the pyramid. 

2) Improved water management: India has 18% of the world's population and only 4% of the fresh water resources, and per capita availability is projected to keep declining. MIS improves water efficiency that will lead to improved water management and a smaller environmental footprint caused by agricultural growth.

3) Improved infrastructure: The Company manufactures pipes used for water supply, sewage, waste management supporting the Government of India's "Swachh Bharat" (Clean India) Mission. 

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the agriculture business in India, Europe, North America, and internationally. The company operates through Hi-Tech Agri Input Products, Industrial Products, and Non-Conventional Energy segments

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Jain Irrigation Systems Limited Client -

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For inquiries about the project

Mr. Atul B. Jain, Chief Financial Officer
Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.
7, Kumtha Street, Ballard Estate,
Mumbai – 400 001 India
Telephone: +91 22 22610011
Fax: +91 22 22621177

For inquiries and comments about IFC

General IFC Inquiries
IFC Communications
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20433
Telephone: 202-473-3800
Fax: 202-974-4384

Local access for project documentation

Company website: http://www.jains.com
Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.
Jain Plastic Park
N.H. No.6. P.O. Box:72
Bambhori, Jalgaon – 425001
Maharashtra, India.
Tel : +91 - 257 - 225 8011
Fax : +91 - 257 - 225 8111


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