Solar powered houses to be set up for tribal families in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has announced setting up of 8,803 concrete houses for tribal families under the chief minister’s solar-powered greenhouse scheme. Under the project, a total of 20,000 houses will be built in this fiscal year. The houses, which fall under the Coimbatore region, will be run on solar power. The state allocated Rs 180,000 towards civil work and Rs 30,000 for the installation of solar panels and lightings for each unit. The tribal welfare department has also allocated Rs 90,000 for each beneficiary. After two years of data collection from district collectors and forest officials on tribal families without proper housing facilities, the department of tribal welfare submitted a proposal to build houses for them. It is aimed at 100 per cent coverage of tribal families in the state.

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