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Designed Quantity : 23.23 MLD            Project Cost : Rs 315.70 Crores
           Technical Sanction : Rs.294.77 Crores

(Announcement to take up  for Investigation works for a CWSS to 1751 Rural Habitations was made during 2011-12 under Announcement No.23.

Announcement to take up for  Implementation of CWSS to 1751 Rural Habitations was made during 2012-13 under Announcement No.1.3.)


Pudukkottai District once a princely state and having rich cultural heritage in South of Trichy and North of Sivagangai. This Pudukkottai District consists of  2 Municipalities, 6 town panchayats and 13 panchayat unions having a total population of 14, 52,269. Out of this, the rural population is 1206372. The area extent of this District is 4663 sq.km.

The annual normal rain fall of this District is 929 mm in which the maximum rain fall is during the North East Monsoon period of October to December. The District is drained by the major rivers systems, of Vellar and Agniyar.

The average summer and winter water level of this District is 10 to 20 m and 6 to 10 m respectively. In general the quality of the ground water available in this District is potable. The main recharging factor to the ground water is the season rain and the local river systems.

 Present Water supply Scenario

Pudukkottai District comprises of 13 Panchayat Unions. Out of 13 Unions, Avudayarkoil, Manamelkudi unions   and Aranthangi (part) and Arimalam (part) are fully provided with protected water supply schemes by sustainable river   sources. The balance 11 unions including Aranthangi (part) and Arimalam (part) unions present water supply is being effected by individual power pump schemes with local bore wells as source.


The habitations in the balance 11 unions are not covered by a comprehensive water supply scheme with sustainable river source. In order to provide sustainable water supply in the above 11 panchayat unions, the works are under progress for providing combined water supply scheme for 3517 rural habitations in 11 panchayat unions of Pudukottai district and 125 rural habitations in 2 Panchayat unions of Sivagangai district including water supply to Vallam Town Panchayat in Thanjavur district during the year 2012-2013 with river Cauvery and Kollidam as sources

Considering distance from the Cauvery River and techno economical   and geographical consideration, the project area has been divided into two zones, one on Western zone and another on Eastern zone with   independent collector wells. Accordingly this  project proposal is formulated in to 2 schemes.

This scheme  includes 1751 Rural Habitations in Kunnandarkoil part, Gandarvakottai , Karambakudi  , Thiruvarangulam   , Aranthangi , Viralimalai part, Annavasal part and  Pudukkottai part  unions of Pudukkottai District   and  Vallam Town Panchayat in Thanjavur District

 Population and requirement

The present population projected to 6.35 Lakhs, 6.99 Lakhs and 7.63 Lakhs for the present (2012), intermediate (2027) and ultimate (2042) stages respectively

A pro rata supply of 30/20 LPCD is adopted after ascertaining the sustainability of existing water supply sources as 10/20 LPCD based on the sustainability report.

The net Project requirement for the intermediate year (2027) and ultimate year (2042) stages works out to 21.12 mld and 23.23 mld respectively by adopting 23 hours of pumping

 Brief Description of the proposal

It is proposed to provide 1 No. of collector well as source with 6 m inner dia, to a depth of 16.50 M, with required length of Radial arms in Coleroon River near Thiruchennampoondi village in Bhudalur union of Thanjavur District.

Water from the proposed collector well will be pumped to  the total length of 2481.878 Km of  Pumping main, Gravity main,Branch main and feeder main   through 249 Nos.  of Booster / Tapping sumps/  panchayat group sumps and fed in to 1654 numbers of existing as well as 114 numbers of proposed Service Reservoirs including Vallam Town Panchayat area and distributed to the public through the  Distribution system to a length of 130.17 Km


Administrative Sanction accorded in G.O No.11/ M.A. & W.S. (WS4) /  Dept. dt.28.01.2013 for Rs.315.70 Crore to install and Rs.9.61 Crore to maintain annually


The above scheme is proposed to be implemented under MNP  & NRDWP


Work completed and the Scheme was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 14.10.2017. At present the Scheme is under TWAD Board Maintenance from 01.11.2017 in respect of 1618 rural habitations and Vallam Town Panchayat. The balance 133 habitations are under Contractor Maintenance (M/s. The Indian Hume Pipe Co. Ltd., Mumbai), which will be completed on 15.06.2018.

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