CIRHEP | Center for improved rural health and environmental protection

About us

Centre for Improved Health and Environment Protection (CIRHEP), a registered Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) established in the year 1994 functioning in the districts of Dindigul, Theni and Madurai of Tamil Nadu, India. CIRHEP is committed to the cause of environment protection especially managing water and soil resources sustainably and its efficient utilization for the benefit of present and future generations.

The area where CIRHEP is working is very dry and the groundwater level has been decreasing since the 1980s. This is due to drastically agricultural changes that was not fitted for the local ecological conditions. CIRHEP is today working with approximately 55 villages to improve the relation between nature and human.

To improve the relationship between nature and human do CIRHEP work with four different areas:

  • Watershed Development
  • Organic Farming
  • Women Empowerment
  • Nature School


Building the capacities of the rural communities in conserving the Vaigai -Kaveri watershed in Dindigul, Theni and Madurai districts and making the area sustainable for better livelihoods.


To create a sustainable human – ecology relationship and improve the quality of rural life by striving to alleviate poverty, provide education and conserve the environment with active participation of the rural community.


Center for improved rural health and environmental protection