Tamil Nadu Village Habitation Improvement Scheme (THAI)
Tamil Nadu Village Habitation Improvement Scheme is the flagship scheme of Tamil Nadu State with objective of equitable distribution of resources to all habitations so as to overcome the bottle necked bridge the uneven distribution of resources and to provide minimum basic infrastructure facilities. THAI Scheme was implemented for the past 5 years (ie) 2011-12 to 2015-16 with an allocation of 3680.00 cores. Further the scheme has been extended for another five years from 2016-17 to 2020-21 as THAI – II.
The following new categories of works have been taken up under this scheme
- Improvement to M.I Tanks.
- Improvement to Roads
- Basic Infrastructure and Amenities
Improvements of MI TANK
The main objective of the programme is to ensure comprehensive rehabilitation of Minor Irrigation Tanks which are under the control of Panchayat Union, so as to restore the tanks to their full capacity, increase ground water recharge, prevent surplus runoff and breaches in the water bodies and also to regulate the storage of water for drinking and agricultural purposes, thereby sustainable drinking water supply and increasing the crop productivity and area irrigated.
The following components are envisaged as part of the rehabilition of the MI tanks
- Desilting and Deepening of the water spread area.
- Strengthening and consolidation of the bund using excavated earth and to restore the bund.
- Repair or Reconstruction of Tank like inlet, surplus , weir, sluices.
In Tiruvallur District 60 Nos. of M.I. Tanks have been taken with an estimate cost of Rs.1344.930 Lakhs. Out of which 45 M.I Tanks were completed at an expenditure of Rs. 1108.900 Lakhs Water spread over the M.I Tank after renovation is shown better result during the recent rainfall.
Basic Infrastructure and Amenities
Following components have been taken under the scheme
- Drinking water
- Streetlight, CC roads.
- Improvements of Burial Grounds
To provide safe and potable water facility and to ensure 40 to 50 Lpcd per individual in rural areas Administrative sanction have been accorded for 35 works with an estimate cost of Rs.101.00 lakhs. Out of which all works have been completed.
29 new streetlight with poles and 136 road works have been taken with an estimate cost of Rs.492.91 lakhs. Out of which 163 works were completed at an expenditure of Rs.463.56 lakhs. Remaining works is under progress.
21 Burial Ground works were taken with an estimate cost of Rs.78.89 lakhs. Out of which 16 works have been completed at an expenditure of Rs.59.17 lakhs. Remaining works is under progress.
Prioritization is given to connect two or more habitations of the same village. Next priority will be given to up gradation of non-Black Topped, Bus plying roads. To link roads connecting market places, Education / Health Institutions will also be taken under this component.
48 special roads were taken with an estimate cost of Rs.1345.00 Lakhs. Out of which 40 works were completed with an expenditure of Rs.1123.42 Lakhs. Remaining works is under progress.
Apart from the above works , as per the G.O.M.S.No 132 RD & PR (SGS-1) dept dated 02.11.2016 to improve the health and physical fitness , Recreation to the children, youth and elder people , to Rejuvenates the mind and body , to beautifies the villages Amma Parks will be created in Village Panchayats where ever lands available in 15000 to 20000 sq ft.
The following provisions will be made in the Parks
- Foot Path in CC or Paver Block
- Lighting arrangements with LED bulbs
- Cement or Granite Benches
- Toilet for women, Children and elderly people
- Water facilities for drinking, garden maintenance
- Children play area with play materials
- Compound wall
In Tiruvallur District 49 Amma Parks were taken in 9 village panchayats with an estimate cost of Rs.980.00 Lakhs. Out of which 5 Parks were completed at an expenditure of Rs.100.00 Lakhs. Remaining works are nearing completion and will be completed by March 2018.
Similarly as per the G.O.M.S.No 133 RD & PR (SGS-1) dept dated 03.11.2016 to improve mental and physical fitness of the youths in rural areas Amma Gym will be formed.
In Tiruvallur District 49 Amma Gyms were taken in 9 village panchayats with an estimate cost of Rs.490.00 Lakhs. Out of which 5 Parks were completed at an expenditure of Rs.50.00 Lakhs. Remaining works are nearing completion and will be completed by March 2018.