The target area is Seventhipatty Watershed located in Erumapatty block of Namakkal district, one of the most drought district in the State of Tamilnadu. Here there are Severe water shortages both for drinking and agriculture, Falling soil fertility and Crop yields, little vegetation cover and hence a shortage of  Fodder and fuel.  There are no alternative income generating opportunities in the area and the people are forced to migrate to the cities like Namakkal, Thirupur and Karur for semi skilled Labout in building construction or poultry Forms.