Provide Safe Drinking Water in Vadaagaram Village & Sanitation facility in Endiyur Village of Marakkanam Block of Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu.

Applicant PALMYRA Plan ID: 386
Status: Approved Accepted Review Cycle end date: 2012-03-28

A water treatment plant will install in the rural village with women SHG members participation to supply the bacterial & chemical free water to the families in the village (as per ISI standard).
The purified drinking water will be tested to ensure the qu

Project Funding

500 community members will get safe water from plant and 100 household will get clean and safe drinking water through water treatment plant.


Do water analysis to find the problem in the village.
Discuss with village panchayath to get their concurrence.
Water treatment plant will be installed in the village where the water is contaminated.
1treatment plant will be installed in the village and almost >100 families will get benefits.
300 adults and 200 children will get benefit from the activity under PWX.


25 families
100 adults and 50 children in the family.
Selection of families will be organized based on the interest from the individual family through self help group members, availability of space, cash contribution, willingness to cooperate, etc.


More than 1000 community members will be getting benefit in terms of new knowledge and information on sanitation, safe handling of water, usage of toilet.

Drinking Water - Community
Sanitation - Households



Project Narrative

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 is 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).

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.

Project will install water treatment plant, and toilets in the area to facilitate the community members by assisting them to get safe drinking water, sanitation facilities and build their capacity to enhance their life standards by adopting safe sanitation facility in the villages.
The project will establish technology operation and maintenance of plant. Sanitation which is not new concept or technology but needs promotion in the area to prevent the air, water and land.

Project have implement the project on installation of plant, toilet and we find results are good and accepted by the community.
We got demands from the neighboring villages to establish and teach the technology in their villages.

Project will be done in one phase and funding can come in two parts, other half can be release after reviewing half year report.

The community will be organized by forming WATSAN committees; it will be consist of at least 12 members drawn from every section of society so as to represent every strata of the village at equal level. The foremost task of WATSAN committee is to mobilize the masses and reach every nook and corner. They will start working from the day one and will be responsible for the mobilization, home visit and meeting with the community. Further WATSAN committee member will educate masses for the hygienic lifestyle and how everybody can contribute for ecological sustainability.

The WATSAN committee member will consist of-

1. Village Panchayath Representation
2. Self Help Group Members – Representation
3. User Group Members
4. Village level OHT Operator
5. Purified Water distributor
6. One School Teacher
7. One Medical officer.
8. One field worker (NGO)

Project will work closely with DRDA (District rural development Agency, Villupuram Dt.) government department.

1. Activities to be carried out:

a. Formation of watsan committees in 2 villages.

b. Awareness building / workshops for all the families about the benefit of using toilets and instruction in how to use them.

c. Awareness building campaigns in schools and community on safe handling of water.

d. Install 1 water treatment plant in 1 village

e. Install 25 toilets in 1 village

f. Link people with DRDA to build toilets.

g. Cleaning actions in the villages to eliminate stagnant water and manage solid waste.

h. Education of women in Self Help Groups in personal hygiene and how to use human waste as resources and promote kitchen garden

i. Book keeping

j. Resource Management

k. Initial survey and impact assessment.

l. Government institutions and private corporations will be invited to give their support for the project.

Project will facilitate the community to receive Rs.2500/- per toilet from DRDA.
And will get individual beneficiary contribution for each toilet.

In the area DRDA is suppose to Rs2500/- to each house old and this money has been disburse to the community in papers but it has not reach to the community, project will be working closely to the community and department to solve the problem and facilitate the money to build new toilets in the area.

Project Financials


Total cost is 31913 US$. 10% (average) is community contribution i.e. 2917 US$. Remaining 27609 is requested grant from PWX. Can get DRDA fund for 25 toilets i.e. 1389 US$


DRDA fund for 25 toilets i.e. 1389 US$


10% contribution is 667 US$ for Drinking water project and 30% contribution is 2250 US$ = Total 2917 $ which around 10% is beneficiary contribution


Project Sustainability and Impact Assessment

The collected water cess will be deposited in the bank account which will be used in the 2nd year onwards.
Approach other private institution to support for operator salary cost may be for the first year or rotation basis beneficiary will work for it.
For sanitation, women and children will use it definitely, to convince the men to use the toilet through awareness program under the capacity building.
After completion of the work, the WATSAN committee will meet at least 2 months in once to review about the activity progress in the field. 7500 $ is mentioned for maximum of 6 years period


Implementer Details (if other than applicant)

Application Summary

Applicant :   PALMYRA
Status : Approved Accepted
Country : INDIA Map


Amount Funded :   $11,500
Funded By:-
Arghyam : $11,500
Funds Used
: $11,500
Funds Available
: $0

Project Summary of Application

Start Date : 2012-04-01
Completion Date : 2013-03-31
Date of Last Update : 2013-12-19