Irumbedu-Thurumbar Nagar

In 2003 when the Arani sangam was formed, the members from 30 odd villages felt the need of coming together as a single village to overcome the caste oppression. Seventy members decided to contribute Rs.2000 each to meet the expense of locating, processing and purchasing the land. Nearly 4 acres at Irumbedu village was identified and the process of purchase and allotment of house sites through the Adi Dravidar Welfare Department was initiated.

The financial hurdle was overcome with the support of Frs.Pius SDB and Gerard SDB. But for their help this settlement could not have been a reality. The land was bought and handed over to the ADW department and the government gave 54 house site pattahs in 2006, in an area of 2.90 acres. The rest of 1.12 acres is with the Movement for the balance number of pattahs and for common use. It took more than a year for the people to move in. In 2009 the settlement was officially inaugurated as THURUMBAR NAGAR.

Now, nearly 20 families have permanently settled here, having moved in from their original habitation. A hand pump(2009), Street lights(2010), a cement road(2011), solar lights(2012), a mini tank(2012), Govt group houses(2013) and a overhead water tank(2014) have been put up with the help of the local panchayat. Monthly sangam meeting is held regularly.