AVINASHI GROUND WATER RECHARGE SCHEME
Bhavani River originates in the
Nilgiris district (Ooty) of western Ghats in
Tamil Nadu, India. During monsoon seasons
the extensive rainfall in the Ooty ,Coonur
and other upper reaches of Nilgiri hills
reaches the Pillor dam ( athikadavu ), which
is situated in the melur Reserve Forest
range of western Ghats and finally the
excess or surplus water gets wasted by
draining to sea after travelling long and
long course . This scheme is about
channeling the surplus water from pillor dam
during monsoon season to all the high and
dry areas of Coimbatore Tirupur and Erode
districts of Tamil Nadu, through
artificially filling the excess water from
the Pillor dam to ponds and lakes through
existing streams and artificial channels.
which would recharge back the water table
from deep 1000 feet to just 50 feet from the
ground level. This athikadavu avinashi
scheme would bring revolutionary
change in the field of agriculture, human
livelihood and industries of the western
part of the state of tamilnadu.
SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED:-
1. Due to excessive bore well digging
and erratic pumping of water by the
population, water table in the region has
gone down tremendously from 600 to 1500 ft
below the level.
2. Taking water from much depth using motor
pumps resulted in large consumption of
3. Because water is depleting at a very fast
pace, there is an alarming situation that
very soon the humans will cause a man made
catastrophe by creating an irreversible
damage to environment.
4. Farmers, and cattle’s are severely
affected leading to the food security of
India. Because of fast development of farm
On an average 2 TMC of water is
enough for this ground water recharge scheme
will bring back water table from 1500
ft to 50 ft from ground level.
2. So 50 lakh people will be benefited in
3. Approximately 48 tanks and 213 smaller
ponds will be filled up.
scheme benefits an aye cut area of
15000 acres approximately.
5. Drinking water problem in western Tamil
Nadu will be solved in areas like Karamadai,
Metupalayam, Annur, Avinashi, Puliampatti,
Kavilipalayam, Perunduri, and Nambiyur.
will stop severe drought like
conditions in three districts like
coimbatore,Tiruppur and Erode
will enormously benefit the population
belonging to seven assembly constituencies
and five parliamentary constituencies.