Peruganur Mele Vidhi

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Latitude 11.12
Longitude 78.42

250 Served

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Our partner in the field reports…

PERUGANUR is a small village in Thatheiyankarpettai Block of Trichy
district having 50 families of backward community people. Most of them
are landless agricultural laborers. They live in mud walled and thatched
huts and some live in concrete and tiled houses. There is no drinking
water facility in their area. There is an overhead water tank in the
area where the caste people live. But as these 50 families live in the
tail end of the village, no public taps are provided to these families
for consumption of drinking water. These families draw water from the
nearby lake which is highly polluted and unsafe. They fall sick owing to
consumption of the un-cleaned water from the lake. On hearing the
services of Depressed People’s Welfare Association,-the whole village
community have approached DPWA, hence we appeal to provide one deep bore
well with hand pump which will help these 50 families with a total
population of 250 to have access to safe and protected drinking water
all through the day.

Well Dedication Report

This village is comprised of 250 people living in mud-thatched, concrete and tiled houses. Most are agricultural laborers with no drinking facility in the area. The inhabitants of this village were drawing water from a nearby, polluted lake. Now, thanks to the generosity of J. Haning and other donors of The Water Project, these same people are benefiting from safe drinking water.

The last well dedication had a minor installation problem that was quickly resolved. However, after experiencing the first mishap dedicating over 200 wells, this village’s bore well was pumped with eager anticipation, praising God when water flowed freely. The people were excited to begin using their new source of clean water.

(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
Location:  Peruganur Mele Vidhi, India
ProjectID: 810
Install Date:  06/30/2010


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.