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DHAN Foundation’s Water initiatives :

Tankfed Agriculture Development Programme was a thematic programme of DHAN Foundation for more than a decade towards the purpose of reducing rural poverty. True to its commitment, DHAN Foundation with its professional and humanistic approach initiated actions to revive the rural economy, environment and other great traditions inbuilt in to the tank systems through their rehabilitation with peoples’ participation. As the need for upscaling the Tank Programme and for enriching the water related development interventions was felt, DHAN Foundation promoted DHAN Vayalagam (Tank) Foundation (DVTF) as its water thematic collective. Thus the DVTF became operational with effect from October 2, 2006 to rigorously carry forward the rehabilitation of traditional water bodies (Tanks, Ponds, Ooranies, Supply channels etc.) in addition to expanding the development interventions connected with water.


Water Technology Centre (WTC) at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) is one among the three such centres in the country which was established during 1982 to cater to the needs of the Southern region in relation to research, extension and teaching. It plays a key role in making an assessment of the available resources of water and economic utilization for maximizing agricultural production with suitable on-farm water management practices developed for different situations. Over the years, the centre has grown up in terms of infrastructural facilities, staff positions, research and training activities and it stands foremost among the institutions devoted for water management issues.

The Water Technology Centre which encompasses five inter-disciplinary units viz., Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Crop Physiology and Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry are involved in developing a package of practices with the main focal theme on increasing Water Use efficiency (WUE) with simultaneous increase in crop production. Some of the major thrust areas given due recognition are: cropping system and water management, micro irrigation and fertigation, watershed management, conjunctive use, water quality and waste water recycling, agricultural drainage and water policy. Besides, the Centre is handling State Government aided plan schemes, international collaborative schemes, Government of India schemes, ICAR schemes and private agency funded schemes.

CWR, Anna University :

The Centre for Water Research was created in 1981 as a result of a joint University of Western Australia and Government of Western Australia initiative. We are a soft money organisation that seeks funding from research agencies, government departments, water utilities, local government and private industry.

Our fundamental understanding and tools have been successfully applied to reservoirs used for drinking water, power generation, flood control and in the sustainable management of rivers, artificial and natural lakes and wetlands, estuaries and the coastal ocean.

Our methodology combines the design and deployment of field instrumentation, development and installation of data management and visualisation software, detailed numerical modelling and/or laboratory investigations, and expert scientific analysis, advice, and reporting. Our integrated team of scientists, engineers and technicians offer international best-practice in all four fields, ensuring that the solutions offered by CWR are always innovative and of the highest quality.

CWR has a long history of working with wide range of organisations to deliver leading edge technologies for the management of aquatic systems. We have undertaken work in Australia for the Sydney Catchment Authority, Water Corporation, Melbourne Water, South East Queensland Water Board BHP Australia, Alcoa World Alumina and Local Government Authorities. Internationally we have undertaken project related work for the World Bank; UNESCO, Inter-American Development Bank; Israel Water Commission, Israel; Public Utilities Board, Singapore; American Water and Wastewater Association Research Foundation, USA; Onassis Foundation, Greece and ConsorzioVeneziaNuova, Italy.


The Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS) was founded by Dr. Malcolm S Adiseshiah and Mrs. Elizabeth Adiseshiah, in January 1971. MIDS was reconstituted as a National Institute of Social Science Research in March 1977 under the joint sponsorship of the Government of India through the Indian Council of Social Science Research and the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai :

Thiagarajar College of Engineering(TCE), Madurai, an ISO 9001:2008 certified Institution affiliated to Anna University is one among the several educational and philanthropic institutions founded by Philanthropist and Industrialist Late. Shri. Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar. It was established in the year 1957.

TCE is funded by Central & State Governments and Management. The courses offered in TCE are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi. It was granted Autonomy in the year 1987. TCE has been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation. TCE offers Seven Undergraduate Programmes, Fourteen Postgraduate Programmes and Doctoral Programmes in Engineering, Science and Architecture.

Fatima College, Madurai :

Fatima College, Mary Land, Madurai is a Catholic minority Institution, established and run by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Society of Lyons. Today the sisters are present in 48 countries, responding to the signs of the times and the needs of the people. The Charism of the sisters of St. Joseph of Lyons is unioning Love expressed in greatest charity and Deepest Humility. In India, there is one Province in the South of India and a Region in the North of India. The sisters are involved in Educational, Social Action, Pastoral, Family apostolate ministries empowering the marginalized women and children.

Fatima College, affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University, was the dream of Sr. Rose Benedict, the founder of the College, realized 61 years ago. With more than half a century of experience in the field of education, Fatima College has established a reputation for excellence in all aspects of higher education. It has endeared itself to the People of Madurai by imparting value based holistic education to young women with the objective of giving preference to the rural and economically backward women and first generation learners.

NABARD, Chennai :

At the instance of Government of India Reserve Bank of India (RBI), constituted a committee to review the arrangements for institutional credit for agriculture and rural development (CRAFICARD) on 30 March 1979, under the Chairmanship of Shri B.Sivaraman, former member of Planning Commission, Government of India to review the arrangements for institutional credit for agriculture and rural development. The Committee, in its interim report, submitted on 28 November 1979, felt the need for a new organisational device for providing undivided attention, forceful direction and pointed focus to the credit problems arising out of integrated rural development and recommended the formation of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD). The Parliament, through Act,61 of 1981, approved the setting up of NABARD. The bank came into existence on 12 July 1982 by transferring the agricultural credit functions of RBI and refinance functions of the then Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation (ARDC). NABARD was dedicated to the service of the nation by the late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi on 05 November 1982.

NABARD was set up with an initial capital of 100 crore. Consequent to the revision in the composition of share capital between Government of India and RBI, the paid up capital as on 31 March 2013, stood at 4000 crore with Government of India holding 3,980 crore (99.50%) and Reserve Bank of India 20.00 crore (0.50%).

CII, Madurai :

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has over 7200 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 100,000 enterprises from around 242 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.

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Water Technology Centre (WTC)
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU)

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