NABARD Watershed Programme

1. Farmers Club
      Farmers club formed in 5 panchayats towards lead the local farmers for new cultivation methods, problem discussion and etc.,

2.Watershed Project
      Prolem Background:-
     The target area is Seventhipatty Watershed located in Erumapatty block of Namakkal district, one of the most drought district in the State of Tamilnadu. Here there are Severe water shortages both for drinking and agriculture, Falling soil fertility and Crop yields, little vegetation cover and hence a shortage of  Fodder and fuel.  There are no alternative income generating opportunities in the area and the people are forced to migrate to the cities like Namakkal, Thirupur and Karur for semi skilled Labout in building construction or poultry Forms.

 

  • Local people voluntarily involved in Construction of Farm Ponds in Seventhipatty &
  • Indian Bank Regional office has approved HEALDS as “A” Grade rating NGO in Namakkal District towards facilitating formation
  • One to Group Interactions for Anti Natal & Post Natal Mothers to be held in 6 clusters in
  • HIV/AIDS for Youth awareness programme is conducted in district level, and covered

3. Specific Problem in Seventhipatty Watershed
     HEALDS have been Conducted Participatory Rural Appraisal in every villages within the watershed area.  Specific Problems identified and furnished as follows.
(i)            Dispute between two hamlets regarding utilization of water resources from
               Seventhipatty Irrigation Pond.
(ii)           Poor management of land and water resources.
(iii)         Decreased volume of Agriculture Production may lead to people migration for employment               opportunities in near by Towns or districts.
(iv)         Poor Socio-Economic conditions
(v)          Myths and misconceptions about environmental issues.
(vi)         Chemical fertilizers and pesticides which highly pollute the Environment.

4.  Project Objectives
To improve the productivity of the land and increase the availability of water in the whole watershed area so as  to enable the inhabitants to increase their incomes while restoring and protecting the environment.

Involvement of  village communities in Participatory planning, implementation, Social and environmental management, maintenance of assets and to operate in a more socially inclusive manner.

b) Specific objectives of the project:-

  1. To promote sustainable economic development of  the community which in directly or indirectly dependent on the seventhipatty & Vadavathur watershed.

  • To encourage restoration of ecological balance in the Seventhipatty & Vadavathur village watershed.

  • Special emphasis to improve economic and social conditions of the resource-poor and the disadvantaged sections of the Seventhipatty watershed community such as the landless and Women.

  • Mass awareness Camp for conservation of land and water among various sections of the community.

  • To impart appropriate agricultural Practices in Seventhipatty & Vadavathur Watershed areas.

  • Promote sustainable Farming through utilization of natural resources.
  • Ensure proper livestock management.

  • Promote Alternate livelihood opportunities towards enhance the income Standard of the poor Farmers.

  • Established group system among farmer, poor women and landless Labourers.

  • One to Group Interactions for Anti Natal & Post Natal Mothers to be held in 6 clusters in Mohanur block under PPTCT project supported by PACF
  • Rain water successfully harvested in newly constructed Farm ponds in seventhipatty village towards recharge the water level in nearby wells.
  • Staff capacity building training have been conducted by Tanurina from IMPACT, New Delhi at our office campus
  • HIV/AIDS for Youth awareness programme is conducted in district level, and covered 300 villages through Audio / Video shows by our Youth cultural team

  • ICICI Bank
  • Namakkal Branch
  • Tamilnadu - 637001
  • A/C.No:62220101 4520
  • IFSC Code: ICIC 000 6222