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DINDUGUL DISTRICT PROFILE
• Dindigul district is bounded by Tiruchirappalli in the northeast, Karur district in the North, Tiruppur district in the West, Madurai and Theni districts in the South
• The District lies between 10º05’00’’N to 10º49'50’’N Latitude, 77º16’30’’E to 78º19'30’’E Longitude and has an areal extent of 6058 sq.km.
• There are 14 Blocks, 306 Villages and 3779 Habitations in the District.
 Physiography and Drainage:
• Dindigul district forms parts of Cauvery, Vaigai, and Pampar basins. The northern part of the district falls in the Cauvery basin.
• The main rivers that drain this basin are Shanmuganadhi, Nangangiar and Kodaganar River. The Southern part of the district falls under Vaigai basin.
• The main rivers that drain in this basin are Marudha Nadhi, Manjalar and Vaigai River.
• The Pampar basin forms the eastern part of the district and the minor rivers in this basin are Thirumanimuthar and Palar-Puranthalar.
 Rainfall:
The average annual rainfall and the 5 years rainfall collected from IMD, Chennai is as follows:
Acutal Rainfall in mmNormal Rainfall in mm
20132014201520162017
531.3994.31118.6502.3925.5930.54
 Geology:
Rock TypeGeological Formation
Hard RockGneiss, Charnockite, Pegmatite,
Granite and Laterite,
 Hydrogeology:
Type of aquifer Water Table conditions
Aquifer parameters
Well yield lpm 30 – 100
Transmissivity (T)(m 2/day)10-50
Permeability (K)m/day: 0.7 - 2
Depth of Water level4 m to 16m
 Ground Water Level::
The Ground Water levels from the 48 number of observation wells of TWAD have been analysed for Post-Monsoon and Pre-Monsoon. Since 1991, average Ground water level in m Below Ground Level for pre and post monsoon is as follows:
 Sustainability::
With a view to enhance the Sustainability of the drinking water sources, recharge structures are being implemented by TWAD Board under various State and Central Government assistances.
The Recharge Structures implemented so far is as under.
Recharge Structures
Check Dam Percolation Pond Recharge Pit Recharge Trench Others Ooranies Defunct Bore well Recharge Recharge Shaft Roof top RWH Hydro Fracturing Total
843 2 24 5 30 30 934
 Groundwater Potential as on March 2013 (as per CGWB):
Net Groundwater Availability (in MCM)536.56
Existing Gross Groundwater draft for all users (in MCM)636.75
Stage of Groundwater development (in %)119 %
Categorization of DistrictOver -Exploited
 Categorization of Firkas:
The status of Categorization of firkas as of March 2013 for the District is shown below.
Categorisation based on Extraction (as on 2013) No. of Firkas Firkas
Over Exploited (>100%) 21 Ayyampalayam, Vatlagundu,
Chinnakkampatti, Chinnalpatti, Devathur,
Eriodu, Kallimanthayam, Kottanatham,
Kovilur, Nilakottai, Ayyalur, Oddanchathram,
Palakkanoothu, Palayam,
Puliyurnatham, Reddiarchatram,
Sanarpatti, Silvathur, Thoppampatti,
Vadamadurai, Vedasandur, Viruveedu
Critical (90%-100%) 5 Oruthattu, Pillaiyarnatham,Dindigal South,Dharmathupatti,Thappampatti
Semi Critical (70%-90%) 9 Athoor, Ayakudi,Dindigul North,
Kambiliampatti, Korikadavu,
Natham, Pappampatti, Reddiapatti,
Senthurai
Safe (<70%) 5 Kodaikkanal, Neikkarapattai, Palani,
Pannaikadu, Thankikudi
Others (Poor& Saline) -
Total 40
Water supply status as on 1.4.2017
 Rural Habitations
Total No. of Rural Habitations: 3775
Partially covered634(10-39 lpcd )
Fully covered3141 (40 lpcd and above)
 
 Urban Towns (Water supply status - Sep 2016)
S.NOName of Towns Population Present water supply level LPCD
Municipalities
1 Palani 70467 74
2 Kodaikanal 36501 70
3 Dindigul 207327 46
4 Oddanchathram 30064 32
Town Panchayats
1 Ayyapalayam 12175 76
2 Batlagundu 22928 16
3 Chinnalapatti 26285 70
4 Nilakottai 22197 70
5 Pannaikadu 8731 105
6 Sithayankottai 13634 85
7 Vedachandur 11730 36
8 Ayakudi 27156 95
9 Neikaranpatti 11753 80
10 Keeranur 7200 75
11 Ammainaickenaur 19257 21
12 Balasamuthiram 14179 92
13 Palayam 15336 54
14 Natham 23660 27
15 Pattiveeranpatti 17100 80
16 Ayyalur 17100 59
17 Sevagapatti 11730 70
18 Sriramapuram 10653 17
19 Kannivadi 10369 15
20 Eriyodu 8890 70
21 Thadikombu 18838 43
22 Vadamadhurai 18018 63
23 Agaram 15610 54
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