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Ramanathapuram District Administration

PUDHU VAAZHVU PROJECT, RAMANATHAPURAM


Pudhu Vaazhvu Project is an Empowerment and Poverty Reduction Project implemented by the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department of Government of Tamil Nadu with World Bank assistance. The Project is implemented in 26 backward district of Tamil Nadu including Ramanathapuram District as most backward district. The target population of this Project is the poor and very poor households, the most vulnerable sections including the physically challenged and the marginalized communities. The project follows the Community Driven Development Approach wherein village communities identify their own needs, design, plan interventions, implement, and monitor them by adopting key non-negotiable principles of the project.


Objective / Vision
To empower the poor by improving their livelihoods and reducing poverty by:-

  • Developing, strengthening pro-poor local institutions at the village level.
  • Building the skills and capacities of the poor.
  • Enhancing their livelihoods by financing demand driven sub project investments.


Project Principles
All activities of the Project are implemented by adopting key non – negotiable principles of the Project

  • Inclusion of the poorest & disadvantaged - 90% of Project funds for very poor and vulnerable
  • Equity to the disadvantaged especially women.
  • All decision based on participative processes, involving at least 60% of the target poor.
  • Facilitating Style of functioning by officials and staff.
  • Transparency Accountability ensured at all stages of Project implementation.


Expected outcome of the Project

  • At least 20% increase in incremental income against base year for 50% of the target households by end of the project.
  • At least 70% target households have increased their income.
  • At least 80% of CBOs (VPRCs and Federations) have accessed and managed Project funds according to rules and procedures.


Project Coverage

S.No. Year of implementation Block Cluster No. of Panchayats No. of VPRCs
1. 2006-2007 Bogalur Bogalur 13 13
2. 2006-2007 Bogalur Kamankottai 13 13
3. 2007-2008 Mudukulathur Mudukulathur 15 15
4. 2007-2008 Mudukulathur Theriruveli 15 15
5. 2007-2008 Mudukulathur Sambakulam 16 16
6. 2008-2009 Paramakudi Paramakudi 13 13
7. 2008-2009 Paramakudi Parthibanur 13 13
8. 2008-2009 Paramakudi Vilathur 13 13
9. 2009-2010 Kamuthi Kamuthi 15 15
10. 2009-2010 Kamuthi Abiramam 12 12
11. 2009-2010 Kamuthi Neeravi 12 12
12. 2009-2010 Kamuthi Perunazhi 14 14
13. 2011-2012 Kadaladi Kadaladi 20 20
14. 2011-2012 Kadaladi Sayalkudi 20 20
15. 2011-2012 Kadaladi Sikkal 20 20
Total     224 224


Poor Identified by PIP

S.No. Block Total Families Target Families Percentage
1. Bogalur 10220 3942 38.5
2. Mudukulathur 21280 7162 33.6
3. Paramakudi 26810 5175 19.3
4. Kamuthi 22025 9333 42.3
5. Kadaladi 26260 9040 34.4
Total 111444 34652 31.0


Main Activities

  • VPRC Activities
  • SHG Activities
  • PLF Activities
  • Differently abled and Vulnerable Welfare
  • Job Oriented Youth Skill Training
  • Common Livelihood Groups and EAFs
  • Pudhu Vaazhvu Mental Health program
  • Village Knowledge Centre
  • Native Chicken Incubators
  • Transport Facilities to Remote Villages
  • Feed Mixing Unit

Contacts
District Project Manager
Pudhu Vaazhvu Project
2/421, Vasanthapuram,
Madurai Main Road,
Paramakudi – 623 707
Ramanathapuram District
eMail : ramnadpvp[at]yahoo[dot]in
Website : Pudhuvaazhvu

Page Last Updated on 19th September 2016