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Type NGO

Siruthuli is an NGO based in Coimbatore, India which works to rejuvenate the water sources in the city of Coimbatore. Siruthuli means a small drop in Tamil.

Stated objectives[edit]

  • Reviving the heritage of Coimbatore vis-à-vis its traditional water management system
  • Rainwater harvesting to harness rainwater and de-silt ponds, canals and waterways in disuse to raise the ground water level
  • Preventing environmental degradation by launching a drive against non-bio degradable wastes
  • Mass education programmes to provide awareness to the larger community to protect the environment
  • Institutionalizing waste water management and thereby improving sanitation facilities in the community
  • Initiating projects for a cleaner and greener environment, like Afforestation drive[1]
  • To foster inter-community relationship through a wider participation by the community to build up a strong social solidarity


Panaroma view of Kuruchi lake from kuniyamuthur side
  • Lakes in and around Coimbatore namely, Krishnampathy, Narasampathy, Selvampathy, Kumarasamy, Kurichi Kulam and Periyakulam were desilted and deepened. A Checkdam was also built with help of government funding. [2]
  • With the help of the Coimbatore Municipal Corporation, 150 borewells with recharge pits and filter chambers were constructed to harvest the rainwater from roads and the open spaces.
  • Water hyacinth was removed from Valankulam tank. Siruthuli will take up processing of 100 MT. of organic market waste daily.[3]
  • It also plans to plant and nurture 1000 trees and remove encroachments in Noyyal river.[4]


  • Amruthavarshini Award from Rotary club of Coimbatore - 2015 [5]
  • Bhoomijal Samwardhan Puraskar - 2008 (Ground water Augmentation Award), by Union Ministry of Water Resources[6]


  1. ^ "About us - Siruthuli". Siruthuli. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Coimbatore: Drinking water woes a thing of the past". India Today. Coimbatore, India. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Once upon a tank". The Hindu. Coimbatore, India. 5 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Green campaign launched". The Hindu. Coimbatore, India. 13 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Effective water management immediate solution for water crisis". The Hindu. Tamil Nadu, India. 11 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ground Water Augmentation Award for Siruthuli". The Hindu. Tamil Nadu, India. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 

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