Devanoor Pudar

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Latitude 11.11
Longitude 78.44

500 Served

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“Devanoor is a small village which is located 45 kilometers in the northwest direction in Thatheiyankarpettai block of Trichy District, where 100 scheduled caste families with a population of 500 live in huts. They are untouchables in the eyes of the society. They have very low status economically. They are landless agricultural laborer eke out a living on daily wages by working in the fields of caste people. Some of them take up to the earth work, construction labor, and road laying activities for meager income. There is a public tap in their street which is the only drinking water source they depend on, and most of the time it is dry owing to irregular supply of drinking water through the public tap. There is one hand pump installed by the government some years ago which was damaged and is not in use and has became a failure. Currently women and children of the community have to walk quite a distance to places where the drinking water sources are availed. A deep bore well with hand pump could solve their drinking water need all through the years. The village community has appealed to DPWA to install a deep bore well with hand pump.

Well Dedication Report

This village of about 500 people is comprised of 100 scheduled caste families viewed as untouchables. They are agricultural laborers and some do construction work for low wages. The only public tap is consistently dry and the hand pump installed by the government is damaged. Women and children were walking long distances to available and now thanks to the support of the Performers for Progress these families have access to clean drinking water in their village at any time.

With the first dedication of the day, we arrived here, greeted by multiple children in uniform ready for a day at school as well as many women and a few men. The children were buzzing with excitement. What a blessing to have bath water before a busy day at school and a fresh drink before they leave. The government leader present was full of praise and appreciation looking forward to attaining more wells for  his villages.

(Please note, pictures below are small due to limited internet access in India currently.  We will update as able.)

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Project Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
ProjectID: 816
Install Date:  06/30/2010


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Country Details


Population: 1.16 Billion
Lacking clean water: 11%
Below poverty line: 25%
Climate: Varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu
Ethnic Groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%
Life Expectancy: 69 years
Infant Mortality Rate: 55 deaths per 1000 live births

Partner Profile

Wells for Life® is seeking to address the problem in India one well
at a time, and to do so from a holistic perspective by first addressing
the physical needs of the individual and then their community. We are
seeking to accomplish this task through forming partnerships with other
organizations that share the same passion we do for meeting one of the
most basic needs: the need for water.

Wells for Life® continues to receive requests for water wells in
different rural villages and communities throughout India. It is our
vision to meet every viable request presented to us, and to do it in a
sustainable way with lasting impact. We seek to carry out our projects
with the wholehearted participation of the receiving community and to
work with the community. Taking ownership of the well project, they
will keep it a life giving source of water for years to come.

With each of our projects we utilize the expertise of Indian
professionals trained in engineering, hydrogeology, and construction as
well gain the help of the receiving community to carry out the project.
Furthermore, it is our goal to establish the location of each project
on property that will afford equal access to all those within the
village or community, regardless of one's faith or caste.

Finally, it is our hope that each project initiated will bring immediate relief and be a building block for future projects for all those we are in partnership with.