Chief Minister’s Solar Powered Green House Scheme: A Study from Nangavalli Block in Salem District
Government of Tamil Nadu launches a large number of development programmes to endorse poverty reduction in rural areas. The census 2011 covered 9.56 million houses were in rural areas. There were 23.6 percent of the households was thatch. In this manner, the state government initiates to construct the concrete houses for the rural poor and notably environmentally protect the houses namely “Chief Minister’s Solar Powered Green House Scheme (CMSPGHS)”. It was started in 2011, to construct the houses measuring about 300 square feet at a unit cost of Rs. 1.80 lakh and CMSPGHS was fully funded by the state government. Each house consists of living rooms like bed room, kitchen, toilet and verandah apart from rain water harvesting provision. Then each house is provided with 5 solar powered Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) for each rooms and Rs. 30,000 for those solar powered lights. Therefore, this study focuses on CMSPGHS in Nangavalli Block, Salem district. In this present study includes an introduction, review of related studies, objective, methodology, CMSPGHS, major results, general observation and conclusion.
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