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Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on 03.06.2011 had announced that, “This Government will launch a solar powered Green house scheme” for the Benefit of the poor in rural areas and construct houses measuring above 300 square feet at the unit cost of Rs.1.80 lakh.


Solar Powered Green House Scheme will be implemented over a period of 5 years from 2011-12 to 2015-16


Allocation of Houses


Beneficiaries in the ratio of 70:29:1 for other communities SCs and STs respectively. Out of the unit cost of Rs. 1.80 lakh, Rs. 1.50 Lakh should be utilized for construction of house and the balance of Rs. 30,000/- is earmarked for installation of solar powered home lighting systems by Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency.


Eligibility of the Beneficiaries


The beneficiary should :-


  • reside within the Village Panchayat
  • find a place in the BPL permanent wait list of the Village Panchayat;
  • own a site of not less than 300 sq.ft. area.
  • have clear patta for the site / house in the name of the head of the family (or) any other member of the house hold.
  • not own any other pucca concrete house in the village (or) elsewhere.
  • not have benefited under any other housing scheme of the Government.


Selection of Beneficiaries


    • A permanent wait list of BPL for each village Panchayat should be drawn and the poorest of the poor should be selected.
    • While preparing the list of beneficiaries Priority should be given to differently abled, widows, destitute and deserted women, women headed families, transgender, HIV / AIDS/TB affected who are certified by DD (health services) concerned and victims of natural calamities such as fire, flood etc.,. Priority shall also be given to house holds having a mentally challenged person in the family.
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