The Chief Minister’s Solar Powered Green House Scheme (CMSPGHS) was launched during the year 2011-201. It is a flagship scheme of Government of Tamil Nadu, which fulfils the Housing requirement of the rural poor people along with Solar Powered Home Lighting Systems and thereby promoting green energy. Nowhere else in the country such a free housing scheme for the construction of houses with an area of 300 sq.ft with solar powered lighting is implemented.
Salient features of the Scheme :
The poor people living in rural areas are eligible to be beneficiaries of the CMSPGHS.
Each house shall be built with an area of 300 square feet at an unit cost of Rs.2.10 lakh fully funded by the State Government.
Each house shall consist of a living room, bed room, kitchen, toilet and verandah apart from the provision of harvesting rain water.
Both the construction of houses and installation of solar lights shall be taken up by the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department.
The Green Houses shall be constructed on the land owned by the beneficiary.
People with patta for their house sites are only eligible under this scheme.
Eligibility of the Beneficiaries:
The beneficiary should
Be a resident of the Village Panchayat concerned.
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 household.
Do not own any other pucca concrete house in the village or elsewhere.
Should not have been benefited under any other housing scheme of the Government.
Mode of Selection of Beneficiaries :
The beneficiaries should be selected from the poor people living in the Village Panchayat and the list of such beneficiaries shall be approved by the Gram Sabha.
Out of the total allocation 29% shall be allotted to scheduled castes, 1% shall be allotted to Scheduled Tribes and the remaining 70% shall be allotted to others.
3% of the District wise allocation should be reserved exclusively for differently abled persons.
While preparing the list of beneficiaries, priority should be given to the following persons differently abled, widows, destitute and deserted women, women headed families, Ex-servicemen and retired members of Paramilitary forces, families having severely malnourished children, transgenders, HIV/AIDS/TB affected persons.
Priority shall also be given to households having a mentally challenged person in the family and Victims of natural calamities such as fire, flood, etc.,