Around 750 residents of Rosalpatti village, a dry area hit by perennial water scarcity near Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, will benefit from the four borewells dug by RC Virudhunagar Elite, RID 3212, through a global grant project worth $60,900. The club roped in RC Fargo Moorhead AM, RID 5580, North Dakota, US, as its global partner for this Foundation project.
Motor pumps and storage tanks fitted with taps were installed for residents to draw water on a daily basis. The borewells, pumps and storage tanks will also provide clean drinking water and handwash facility to 10,000 students at eight schools in Virudhunagar, said C Marimuthu, the club’s primary contact. Besides the clubs, S S Ponnusamy-Saraswathi Ammal Trust has contributed a directed gift of ₹25 lakh for this project that benefits schoolchildren as well as villagers.
During the inaugural event, DGE V R Muthu dedicated one of the borewells to public usage. IPDG PNB Murugadoss, club president N Muthukumar and Marimuthu were present at the project site.