Ryots wronged, take protest to Delhi
As the TN farmers’ protest in Delhi enters its fourth week, all eyes are on the Centre which is not budging. Posted on 13 Apr, 2017 05:51 AM

A woman stands with a begging bowl and a placard strung around her neck. An old man shuffles along barefoot in the street at Jantar Mantar, the official site of a farmers’ protest in the heart of New Delhi. He finds his way through a group of farmers gathered at the protest site on a hot summer afternoon.

Tamil Nadu farmers protest for drought relief in Delhi.
Invitation to the 'Workshop on CSR for Sanitation', Gramalaya & UNICEF-Chennai, Tiruchirappali, Tamil Nadu
Gramalaya & Shanti Ashram with support from UNICEF-Chennai is organising the state-level workshop that will provide more insight and strategies to promote rural sanitation through CSR Initiatives.
Posted on 09 Apr, 2014 04:34 PM

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Workshop on CSR for Sanitation
Wonder women of many Tamil Nadu villages - Water and Sanitation Promoters
The Water and Sanitation Promoter believes that there is a spirit of ownership among villagers that can be tapped into by someone within their own community. Posted on 24 Jun, 2013 09:32 PM

Sanitation is a familiar term but is often misunderstood to mean the building and using of toilets but this isn’t true. It covers a whole range of thought and action both pre and post latrine use, which includes cleanliness, personal hygiene and the safe disposal of the urine and faeces.

Wonder women of Sanarpudur, Namakkal (Tamil Nadu)
Water.org invites application for Communication Development officer, Tiruchirapalli, Apply by June 25, 2012
Posted on 01 Jun, 2012 01:22 PM


Water.org is an international NGO with its headquarters in Kansas City, USA and has been actively involved in the development of the water and sanitation sector in several countries. In India, Water.org has been active since 2003. The organization presently works with partner Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) and NGOs to meet the demand for water and sanitation improvements.

National level workshop on appropriate toilet technology, May 9-11 2012, Tiruchirappalli
Posted on 24 Apr, 2012 10:39 PM

Organisers: Gramalaya, Arghyam, UNICEF

Venue:    Pinnacle Hall,
               Hotel Breeze Residency,


Profile of GUARDIAN microfinance institution
GUARDIAN is the first MFI in the world engaged in micro lending to people lacking credit for the creation of individual toilet and water connection facilities Posted on 31 Mar, 2011 02:19 PM

Gramalaya Urban And Rural Development Initiatives And Network (GUARDIAN) is a micro finance institution (MFI) and a not for profit institution with no capital, registered under Sec.

Sanitation models in Trichy, Tamil Nadu
Lack of sanitation affects women's health and living in the slums of Trichy Posted on 01 Sep, 2010 04:19 PM

A few weeks back I had the opportunity to visit a couple of partners in Tamil Nadu. These two partners are facing a difficult task—sanitation and hygiene implementation through community participation. One project is in the urban slums of Trichy while the other one is a rural project a few hours outside of Trichy. These communities have open defecation rates of 90%. The problem mostly lies on the women. Women feel embarrassed and ashamed to go out in the open, so as a result they only go in the early mornings or late at night—basically during pitch black. Menstrual Health is a topic that is only now being addressed with organizations developing their own branch of sanitary napkin production, sold cheaply to women in rural areas. In addition to the burden on women, open defecation pollutes water sources, thereby leading to diarrhea, one of the biggest killers of children in the developing world.

International Symposium on Trace Organic Pollutants , Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli
Posted on 18 Nov, 2009 04:01 PM

Symposium details in brief :

Aim: To discuss findings about all recent trace organic pollutants in the environment, its source, effects, and  control stragies.  Bioremediation of sites polluted with organic pollutants will also be emphasized.

Workshop on environmental pollutants and control by department of environmental biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Trichy
Posted on 11 Jul, 2009 05:13 AM

Forwarded to the Portal by S. Krishna Kumar, Research Scholar, Bharathidasan University ====== Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, is organising a workshop on Environmental Pollutants and their control. The primary topic is environmental pollutant monitoring/testing   by employing GC-MS (Gas Chromatograph- Spectrophotometer). It is a fully hands-on workshop to be guided by experienced faculty. The workshop is from 27-30 August 2009, with last date for application 10th August 2009.