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Audhimandarai



1.

Name of the Block

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Kovilpatti

2.

Name of the Panchayat

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Pandavarmangalam

3.

Name of the SHG

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Andhimandarai

4.

Name of the Activity

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Ceramic Handy crafts Activities run by Women SHG



Andhimandarai is a all woman self help group functioning in Kovilpatti (Tuticorin District) This group was formed in the year 15.03.2004 and there are 15 members in it. They are involved in achieving excellence in manufacturing.


  1. Flower vases, wall hangings, penholders, spoon holders all in day pots ceramic embossing designs down on their. (fully wash able and eco friendly)
  2. Oramentel aromatic candles made of ware.
  3. Fabric paintings on sarees, pillow covers and hand kerchiefs


Each and every piece of our article is hand made and hand painted. This group was excellent response from the public in big cities like Chennai, Madurai and Delhi when we had exhibilities our product in the above mentions cities. Every year this group participation in the exhibition held in Chennai during Navarathri time and always products are sold off before time. In September 2005 they had won II Prize in State’s district level.


As for the raw materials its all eco friendly. Each member of group gets an earning of Rs.2000/- a month from our handy crafts. Their will be very grateful if some help is extended to us in marketing our products. So that group project can be expanded to a very large extent. They have taken a Direct ling age loan of Rs.2Lakhs from Pandian Grama Bank on 20.06.2007 to expand the unit of work. The product have been published in many news papers and T.V. Channels and also in All India Radio in 2005. Hope the concern department will do the needful for the group.


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