The Women SHGs will identify the suitable beneficiaries to participate in the individual household toilet program.
The women SHGs will take the responsibility with the facilitation of Palmyra for site selection, collection of contribution, construction
The Ponnaiyar, the Malattar and the Gadilam are the major rivers draining the district.
The Ponnaiyar River flows from northwest to east in the district.
The Varaganadhi is also known as the Gingee River and drains the parts of Gingee and Vanur
taluks of this district. 16617 ordinary wells and 24885 tube wells in two blocks of Vanur & Marakanam
The depth to piezometric surface ranged from 2.8 to 11.25 m bgl during Pre monsoon and
0.5 to 6.35 m bgl during post monsoon. The yield of bore wells in favorable locations
vary from <1 to 6 lps.
The incidence of high total
hardness is attributed to the composition of litho units constituting the aquifers in the
district, whereas nitrate pollution is most likely due to use of fertilizers and other
improper waste disposal.
Palmyra NGO, Auroville – We have already installed 3 bacterial free water treatment plant with the support of donor agency in 3 villages. This activity is continuing in 5th year. Apart from that we also installed saline water treatment plant in Koyalmedu village in the year 2009, still it is being used by the community.
We have also constructed about 100 ecosan toilets in the coastal villages and also in the agricultural area in Vanur & Marakkanam Blocks of Villupuram district. In coastal area, 95% of the families are using where as in the agricultural area only 70% are using. The sanitation activity carried under donor agency with government support (DRDA & UNICEF).
We are constructing 25 septic tank module toilet in Endiyur Village under PWX. Work is under progress.
The Tamilnadu region is supposed to have plentiful water resources because of good rainfall. The annual rainfall of about 1200 mm in about 50 rainy days is received from
both the southwest and northeast monsoons.
LocationKarasanur Village, Villupuram District, India
Primary Focus: Sanitation - Households
Secondary Focus: Capacity Building
People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 0
School Children Getting Water: 0
People Getting Sanitation: 150
25 /670 families will be benefited. 150 /3500 members gets direct benefits.
(35 men, 35 women and 80 children from 25 families)
People Getting Other Benefits: 500
More than 500 community members will be getting benefit in terms of new knowledge and information on sanitation, personal hygiene and usage of toilet.
Start Date: 2012-08-10
Completion Date: 2013-05-10
Septic tank with toilet room construction
Cooperation from the community
Design the module with the local Engineer
Use Kadappa Stone on top of the septic tank for heat absorption and also not to get rust iron quickly.
Tank Surplus water will be removed properly.
Beneficiary’s participation in each and every action plan which leads to succeed.
Apart from Grant from PWX, the beneficiary will put almost 50% as contribution through loan from their own SHGs.
The beneficiary feels that it is their asset; it should be used for at least 2 generations.
Project will be done in one phase and funding can come in one part to complete in time.
The women SHGs will form the working group among the beneficiaries to purchase the quality materials, supervise the construction, collection of contribution and handing over it to them.
The Sanitation committee member will consist of-
1. Village Panchayath Representation
2. Self Help Groups
3. Representation from beneficiaries
4. Palmyra officials
Palmyra, Village Panchayath and the working group will work with government department such as Block Development Office, Health Department in Vanur Block in Villupuram Dt. For getting information, claim subsidy, etc
1. Activities to be carried out:
a. Initial survey on families to assess the capability to participate in the program through prescribed questionnaire.
b. Identification of Beneficiaries through Women SHGs.
c. Invite Village Panchayath to know about the program implementation.
d. Formation of Working Group in the village.
e. Awareness building / workshops for the families about the benefit of using toilets and instruction in how to use them.
f. Collection of contribution.
g. Construction of 25 toilets in 1 village.
h. Link people with BDO / Bank to avail subsidy and loan.
i. Education of women in Self Help Groups in personal hygiene.
j. Book keeping.
k. Government institutions and private corporations will be invited to give their support for the project.
The beneficiary will claim Rs.3200 from the BDO after completion of the toilet work with the help of Village Panchayath. The beneficiary will fill the application form with the assistance of Palmyra and submit it to the sanitation office to receive the subsidy
Palmyra is implementing the sanitation activity in Endiyur Village with beneficiaries participation. The individual families are happy to participate in it because they themselves organizing materials, Mason, putting labour by family members to reduce the construction cost, construct toilet with attached bathroom, making roof with cement sheet or concrete, purchase door either plastic, iron or cement. They have their own choice to construct and use it. The working group only providing pan and pipes under the program. The beneficiaries are happier than the contract work. Neighboring families in the village and nearby villagers are making request to support more no. of toilet in the village as well as neighboring areas. It also develops knowledge, skills about the importance of sanitation facility for the poor people in the rural area.
Maintenance Cost: $0
1. Number of families using toilets
2. Reduction in health expenses
3. Save time and use it for productive work
4. Clean environment
5. Prevention of ground water for pollution.
6. Privacy for women to use toilet
Co Funding Amount:
Community Contribution Amount: $6,546
41% from individual beneficiaries and BDO (6091+1455 = 7546 USD) will be collected for the program.
This would be mainly cash and few days as labor during the construction period.