Environmental Programmes

Building Resilience of Children and their Communities by integrating DRR, Social Protection and Technology


  • With the support of community stakeholders, 60 VDMPs were developed and submitted in Gram Sabha meeting by the concerned VDMC members. The Action plan in the VDMP was discussed in Gram Sabha and got ratified on 15th August 2017.
  • The Task Force Committee (TFC) promoted at 56 schools and 60 villages were trained on their roles and responsibilities and usage of DRR kits. Totally 844 members were benefited.
  • The NDRF joined hands with School TFC and village TFC on training the people on Disaster management in Perumalpettai, Chandrapadi and Kaveripoompattinam. The NDRF appreciated by observing the efficiency of TFC trained by the project in the area. Moreover, the NDRF officials visited the PDMRC centre at kaveripoompattinam and recorded their gratitude in the visitors note for establishing such a unit which is very useful for the community at large.
  • Organized Humanitarian Day on 19th August 2017 at Kaveripoompattinam. Mr. Balamurugan, Thasildar Sirkali  has presided the event and awarded TFC members with medals.
  • 81 volunteers from 04 districts namely Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Villupuram and Thiruvarur  were trained by the TFC members and got appreciation from local MLA.  
  • 73 trained Task Force members were registered as volunteers in Chennai Corporation under Apthamithra Scheme to rescue during emergency.
  • 2200 plants were planted by linking the  NREGA under DRR plan in Lighthouse Kuppam village.
  • By the support and involvement of Task Force Members precautionary steps were taken to save 128 huts from flood  in November 2017.
  • 178 children  and 29 adults were enrolled in Aadhar card registration by organizing Aadhar enrolment drive in three areas of Pulicat.
  • The members of  children group realized the importance of school safety and thereby considering DRR Day of October 2017, involved in post card campaign and submitted their demand to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) stating to “Ensure SCHOOL SAFETY by Promoting SCHOOL DISASTER MANAGEMENT RESOURCE CENTRE & Building Resilience Capacities of School Children in all Schools in India”
  • Two grain banks were established. One at Kumarakudi and another at Maruthampallam of Nagapattinam District and 10 vulnerable families assisted with 55 kg of rice.
  • On 22nd November 2017, Mrs. Ruchi, Consultant for NOKIA & Ms. Mahima from Save the Children inaugurated Kitchen Garden promoted by the Children Group (CG) at Meenavarcolony and Poompuhar of Nagapattinam District. 
  • Social protection camps were organized and thereby 134 widow pension applications and 85 Old Age  pension applications and 13 Differently abled applecations were collected and submitted.
  • World Water Day was observed and the Children Group demanded for safe drinking water at schools to Mr. Srinivasan, AEEO of Sembanarkovil Block.
  • Consultation on School safety was organized in association with DIET at Kurukathi, Nagapattinam. Mr. Subramaniyan, Principal, DIET presided the event, Officials from District Child Protection Unit, Education department and 82 teachers were participated.
  • 03 water purification centres were established in Kottaikuppam, Jameelabath and Arangam kuppam supplying water nearly 300000 litres to 210 families. The unites are self managed by Community Managed Group(CMG)  and has Rs.80000/- after meeting out the maintenance cost. The unit was inaugurated by the Sub collector of Ponneri (at present District Collector of Cuddalore).
  • 500 Taskforce members  were identified as first responders and recognised with ID cards.
  • Ensured participation of Children Groups, Child Protection Committees and Village Disaster Management Committees in Gram Sabha meeting in all 60 villages of Nagapattinam and Thiruvallur Districts
  0 Developed 56 SDMPs and 60 VDMPs in coordination with children and community stakeholders in Nagapattinam & Thiruvallur Districts.
  0 Trained and capacitated 844 TFC members as First responders.
  0 Covered 232 vulnerable families under social protection schemes