Under the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (Urban), the ministry approved the fitting of roof top solar energy panels in Tamil Nadu at a cost of Rs 253 crore.

This ‘Green’ proposal of the State Government was approved by an Inter-Ministerial Central Sanctioning & Monitoring Committee (CSMC) chaired by Dr Nandita Chatterjee, Secretary (HUPA).

As per the CSMC’s approval, 6,272 economic weaker section (EWS) houses will be improved with required additional construction at a total cost of Rs 188 crore under the ‘Beneficiary led Construction’ component of the urban housing mission in 9 cities.

For this, the central government will provide an assistance of Rs 1.50 lakh per beneficiary while the state government and beneficiary will contribute Rs 0.60 and 0.90 lakh, per house.

Of the total cost of construction/improvement of 23,476 houses in Tamil Nadu approved today, the central government will provide a total assistance of Rs 352.14 crore.

Affordable houses approved for construction/improvement are:

Area Number of houses
Chennai 4635
Pudukkottai 1920
Namakkal 192
Madurai 1362
Ranipet 1086
Tiruchirapalli 896
Vellore 521
Erode 448
Coimbatore 356
Nagapattinam 336
Thanjavur 256
Hosur 190
Virudhunagar 78


Source: MagicBricks