Tirunelveli District
Tirunelveli District
Tirunelveli District
Tirunelveli District
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Tirunelveli Project Target

Mann Vaasanai District Corpus Fund Target for Tirunelveli (Washington DC Chapter)
$ 250,000.00
With your help we can reach the Phase II Goal of 1 Crore soon
INR 1 Crore (₹10,000,000) ($125,000)
Amount collected to date: As of January 2023
INR 7,528,443 ($94,105.54)

We have a long way to go! 

With your help we can reach the Phase I Goal soon.

TNF Projects in Thirunelveli District

Project Name (Funded By) Beneficiary Village/ City Period Amount In INR Rs. Beneficiaries
TNF ABC Project (TNF Washington DC Chapter)
Government Higher Secondary School, Vanniconendal
2016 -
234 Students
Government Higher Secondary School,Sayamalai
Digital Lab Project (Ms. Sahana Rajesh)
Sri Jayendra School
40 students
Educational Scholarship (Essvee Foundation)
1 Student
Educational Scholarship (Mr. Sathappan & Mr. Lakshmi Munugoor)
1 Student
School Enhancement (Dr. A. Dakshinamurthy)
Bharathvaja Ashram
2017 -
80 Students
GITA Krishnamurthy Vidyalaya (Group of Individual Donors)
GITA Krishnamurthy Trust
2016 -
400 Students

Tirunelveli District

Tirunelveli District was formed in the mid 1800s by the then British government for their administrative convenience. In recent times it has been split into three different districts for administrative purposes by the Tamilnadu government. This land area has been mentioned even in Sangam Literature in praise of its natural resources. A unique distinction of this district is the fact that all five land types (Thinai), namely, Kurinchi, Mullai, Marudham, Palai and Neythal can be observed by one travelling west to east across this district.

Blessed with the perennial river, Tambraparani, which courses west to east through the district, agriculture has been the primary occupation of the inhabitants for millennia. It is claimed that the rare minerals found in the river water contribute to the special taste and consistency of the famous Tirunelveli Halwa. Another unique feature is that this land area receives both southwest and northeast monsoons in milder forms.  The natural beauty of its landscape has given rise to the popularity of many tourist attractions including, Manimuthar Falls, Papanasam Hills, and Kalakad Tiger Reserve Forest.  In addition to hundreds of hindu temples, there exist several christian churches and moslem durgas. 

The district is well known for business and industry providing employment and sustaining the local economy. The first cement manufacturing plant in Tamilnadu was set up in 1946 by India Cements Company in a village next to Tirunelveli town.  The Government of India has set up ISRO’s Propulsion Research Complex, Navy’s INS Kattabomman for communication with submarine vessels and Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant in the last 40 years or so.  

For well over a century, Palayamcottai town of the district has been recognized  as a highly reputable center for education upto graduate level.  Sarah Tucker College for Women, the first institution for higher education of women in all of South India, was established here in the year 1895. In recent times the Government of Tamilnadu established Manonmaniam Sundaranar University here. 

Though it may appear that the district is a well developed one,  the local economy in small towns and villages is still primarily agriculture based. There are many  improvements that need to be made in basic education, primary health, women empowerment and general employment. As a start, TNF is supporting the Digital Classroom Project in a school in a suburb of Tirunelveli city.  More such and other projects are very much in need and hope the necessary  resources will become available through the Mann Vasanai Project of TNF.   Please donate to make Tirunelveli a successful district. 

Tirunelveli District Gallery


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