Nilgiris District
Nilgiris District
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Nilgiris Project Target

Mann Vaasanai District Corpus Fund Target for the Nilgiris
$ 250,000.00
With your help we can reach the Phase I Goal of 50 Lakhs soon
INR 50 Lakhs (₹50,00,000) ($70,000)
Amount collected to date: As of January 2023
INR 3,130,098 ($39,126.22)

We have a long way to go! 

With your help we can raise at least $10,000 by the year end 2020. 

TNF Projects in Nilgiris District

Project Name (Funded By) Beneficiary Village/ City Period Amount In INR Rs. Beneficiaries
Educational Scholarship (Mr. Sathappan & Mr. Lakshmi Munugoor)
2019 -
1 Student
TNF Eye Camp project - Andal & Dr. Balu
People of Nilgiris
4517 people
ICCW TN-Creches for children
Disadvantaged Children

Nilgiris District

The Nilgiris District : Nilgiri (நீலகிரி or Blue Mountains ) is also the name given to a range of mountains spread across the states of Tamilnadu as well as Karnataka and Kerala.  The name may come from the smoky-like haze that envelopes the area, or the kurunji flower which blooms every twelve years giving the slopes a bluish tinge. The high altitude of the Nilgiris produces a cooler and wetter climate than the surrounding plains, making the region a popular retreat from the summer heat (Summer Capital). Ootacamund (Ooty), or Udhagamandalam, the district capital, constitutes the principal town of the area. 

The other main towns in the Nilgiris include Coonoor, Kotagiri, Gudalur and Aruvankadu. Well-known tourist spots in Coonoor include Lambsrock and Sims park. In Sims park, the city hosts a “Fruit Show” in the summer. Ooty is known for Flower Show at the Botanical Garden, Boat ride on the Lake. The mountain Doddabetta has the highest elevation in Tamil Nadu (8,650 ft).

UNESCO designated the Nilgiri Mountain Railway a World Heritage Site, which runs from Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam via Coonoor, carrying a regular passenger load of locals and tourists. The economy of the Nilgiris District, an agricultural district, depends upon the success of crops like potato, cabbage, carrot, tea, coffee, spices, and fruits. Plantation crops such as tea and coffee make up the largest share of the agricultural economy. The area also produces eucalyptus oil. 

 The forests serve as home to the largest herd of Asian Elephants in India, which range from the Nilgiris to the Eastern Ghats. The Nilgiris and the South Western Ghats also serve as one of the most important tiger habitats in India. The grasslands serve as the home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, which resembles a stocky goat with curved horns. 

Three national parks border portions of the Nilgiris. Mudumalai National Park lies in the northern part of the range. Mukurthi National Park lies in the Southwest and Silent Valley National Park lies just to the south and contiguous with those two parks. The region has given its name to a number of bird species, including the Nilgiri Pipit, Nilgiri Woodpigeon, and Nilgiri Blackbird.

There are many well known residential schools in and around Ooty, Coonoor, and Kothagiri. 

The Nilgiris district has been the homeland of native tribal peoples including the Todas, Kotas, Paniyas, and Badagas. TNF’s ABC Initiative  will help the children of the tribal people and the laborers in the tea estates. 

அறக்கட்டளையின் ABC திட்டத்தின் கீழ் இம்மாவட்டத்திலுள்ளப் பின்தங்கியக் கிராமப்பள்ளிகளைக் கொண்டுவரவேண்டும். அதற்கு உங்களின் நன்கொடையை நீலகிரி மாவட்டத்திற்கு தந்தருளி உதவுவீர்கள் என நம்புகிறோம்


With your help TNF can implement these projects in the Government schools in the district:

  1. ABC Classes in government schools to help slow learners and prevent school dropouts.
  2. Scholarships to Underserved Students
  3. Audio Visual Equipment
  4. Library Enhancement