To take the necessary steps to protect, preserve and replant the local remnant Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest
To create centres of environmental education and training in rural and coastal contexts
To raise awareness about appropriate water supply and sanitation facilities
To document and encourage the use of indigenous medicinal plants and promote local health traditions
To promote sustainable livelihoods and enable a deeper sense of place in rural communities
To work with communities and include them in the process of eco restoration
To bring in a wider global perspectives and innovations into local solutions.
The triangular watershed stretches from 10 km North West of Tindivanam to Marakkanam to the Auroville plateau, and covers an area of 740 sq. km. or 25,000 ha. During the monsoons runoff water reaches the Kaliveli floodplain (which is the lowest point within the watershed) via an intricate network of tanks and channels.