Tamil Nadu Village Habitations Improvement (THAI) Scheme

Tamil Nadu Village Habitations Improvement (THAI) Scheme: The new scheme ‘Tamil Nadu Slums Development Project (Thai)’ was launched in 2011 to provide equal financial support to all the slums in Tamil Nadu, eliminate inequalities in resource allocation and provide minimum infrastructure facilities to all slums.

There are 79 thousand 394 hamlets in 12 thousand 524 village panchayats in Tamil Nadu. On an average there are 6 hamlets in a village panchayat. The hamlets are divided on the basis of population and the ‘Thai’ scheme is being implemented. During the last 2011-12, Rs. 680 crore was allocated for the work.

Tamil Nadu Village Habitations Improvement (THAI) Scheme

Tasks are carried out in 3 sections under the THAI scheme. Drinking water supply, street lights, roads, crematorium or cemetery and road facilities are made based on the minimum basic requirements. Anganwadi Centers, Public Distribution Store, Playground etc. are considered as additional demand.

Tamil Nadu Village Habitations Improvement (THAI) Scheme

  • Organisation : Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Department
    Scheme Name : Tamil Nadu Village Habitations Improvement (THAI) Scheme
    Applicable For : Tamil Nadu
  • Beneficiary: People of the rural area.
  • Benefits: Basic amenities to rural area

Under the project, work was undertaken to improve drinking water facilities in many villages, to build overhead tanks and to set up burial sheds. The project, which has been dormant for the last three years, is currently being implemented under the name ‘Thai Project Part-2’ and the district administration has advised the union administration. Union officials say the new plan will focus on improving infrastructure.

Tamil Nadu Village Habitations Improvement (THAI) Scheme

THAI schemes was introduced by the state Government during 2011-15. Now THAI II Scheme focused on the following works during 2016-17.

  • Improvements and Modernization of Minor Irrigation Tanks
  • BT Roads
  • Basic Amenities
    1. Water Supply
    2. Street / Lane Improvement
    3. Improvements to Burial Ground
    4. Approach Road to Burial Ground

THAI Scheme

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