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Tamilnadu Government Schemes

February 4 , 2019 1081 days 23968 0

இந்தத் தகவல்களை தமிழில் தெரிந்துக்கொள்ள இங்கே சொடுக்கவும்

Amma Scooter
  • Launched on 70th Birth Anniversary of Jayalalitha (February 24, 2018).
  • Subsidy component of 50 percent upto Rs 25,000 For working women.
  • Eligibility criteria are License Holder, 8th standard, 2.5 lakhs annual income.
  • Age :18 to 40 years.
  • Physically challenged and transgender also included in this scheme.

Kudi Maramathu Scheme
  • It aims to restore the water bodies of Tamil Nadu such as dams, lakes and reservoirs with the help of local farmers.
  • Government Order on 4th July, 2018 regarding the appointment of 7 IAS Officers as monitoring officers of the scheme.
  • Launched on 13 March 2017 by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami at Manimangalam village in Kancheepuram district.
  • It included maintenance works in canals, tanks, shutters and reconstruction works.
  • It has been allocated an amount of 100 crores in its first phase.

  • As per the scheme, the beneficiaries or the farmers have to contribute 10 percent of the allocation.
  • This contribution can be in the form of cash, labour or material.
  • The scheme has also received financial assistance from the World Bank.
  • It aims to remove weeds from water bodies and strengthen their water-banks.

Nutritious Meal Programme
  • It is also called Mid-Day Meal Scheme.
  • It is called as Puratchi Thalaivar MGR Nutritious Meal Programme.
  • Launched in 1st July 1982 for Primary Schools and to Pre-school Children of 2-5 years in Rural areas.
  • Extended to Nutritious Meal Centres in urban areas from 15-9-1982.
  • Further extended to school students in the age group of 10 to 15 from September 1984.
  • The students in I to V Standard do receive nutritious meal throughout the year (except holidays).
  • Those in the VI to X Standard receive the meal in all the school working days (220 days).
  • Achieving universal primary education, motivation for further education, increasing enrolment, retention & reducing dropouts.
  • To make available nutritious food to children enrolled in schools thereby reducing child mortality, morbidity & malnutrition.
  • To develop the grasping power of children by improving the nutrition level.

  • Combating all diseases including those resulting due to deficiencies.
  • Reduce gender gap in education.
  • To develop the feelings of brotherhood and to develop positive outlook through combined fooding for the children belonging to different religions and castes.
Day and Menu
  • Monday - White Rice, Vegetable Sambar with one boiled egg (one banana for those who do not eat egg).
  • Tuesday - White Rice, Vegetable Sambar with one boiled egg (one banana for those who do not eat egg) and 20 gms of boiled green gram or Bengal gram (alternatively).
  • Wednesday - White Rice, Vegetable Sambar with one boiled egg (one banana for those who do not eat egg).
  • Thursday - White Rice, Vegetable Sambar with one boiled egg (one banana for those who do not eat egg).
  • Friday - White Rice, Vegetable Sambar with one boiled egg (one banana for those who do not eat egg) and 20 gms of boiled potato.

  • Earlier as Sivagami Ammaiyar Memorial girl child protection scheme.
  • Promoting education of girl children.
  • Eradicating female infanticide.
  • Discouraging the preference for male child.
  • Promoting the welfare of girl children in poor families and to raise the status of girl children.
  • Encourage girls to get married only after the age of 18 years.
Eligibility criteria
  • The family only has one girl child and no male child in the family.
  • Age of the child should be less than 3 years at the time of enrollment in the scheme.
  • Annual income of the family should not exceed Rs. 72,000/.
  • Either of the parents should have undergone sterilization within 35 years of age.
  • An amount of Rs. 50,000 is deposited in the name of the girl child born on or after 01/08/2011.
  • In the form of fixed deposit with the Tamil Nadu Power Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited.
  • For a family with one girl child only.
  • The copy of the fixed deposit receipt is given to the family of the girl child.
  • An amount of Rs. 25,000 is deposited in the names of two girl children born on or after 01/08/2011.
  • In the form of fixed deposit with Tamil Nadu Power Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited.
  • For a family with two girl children only.
  • The copy of the fixed deposit receipt is given to the family of the girl children.
For both schemes
  • The above deposit is renewed at the end of every 5 years.
  • On completion of 18 years of age the amount deposited along with interest will be given to the girl child.
  • To get this benefit, the girl child should appear for 10th standard public examination.
  • Thus, the matured amount will help the girl child to pursue her higher education.
  • An annual incentive of Rs.1800 is given to the girl child every year from the 6th year of deposit.
  • Annual income limit Rs.72000/.
  • Female literacy increased from 64.55% in 2001 to 73.44% in 2011 and
  • Reduction in the dropout rate of girl children.

Cradle Baby Scheme
  • Launched in the year 1992 at Salem.
  • Later in 2001 Madurai, Theni, Dindigul and Dharmapuri.
  • In 2011 Cuddalore, Ariyalur, Perambulur, Villupuram and Thiruvannamalai also.
  • To eliminate the incidence of female infanticide and to create awareness among people regarding equality of gender.
  • To provide social empowerment to girl children.
  • Deserted & surrendered babies.
  • Cradles are placed in reception centers, District social welfare board offices, District Collectorates, Hospitals, Primary Health Centers, Orphanages, and Children Homes to receive unwanted babies.
  • Surrendered/abandoned children are then placed in Government recognized institutions/centres for adoption by eligible couples.
  • The differently abled children who are unable to be given in for adoption are handed over to specialized agencies for care and protection.

  • NGO/citizens are encouraged to bring abandoned babies.
  • The District social welfare officer and extension officers (Social welfare) are the officials for availing the information to beneficiaries and also organize camps, seminars and conferences to create awareness about female infanticide.
  • Cradle baby centers set up cost is Rs. 47.45 lakh and each center have a superintendent, an assistant nurse, an assistant and other workers and adequate stock of milk powder, medicine and clothes.
  • Child sex ratio which was 942/1000 in 2001 has risen to 943/1000 in 2011.

THAI Scheme
  • Known as Tamil Nadu Village Habitations Improvement.
  • By Tamilnadu Rural Development since 2011/12.
  • To overcome the bottlenecks in the uneven distribution of resources and to provide minimum basic infrastructure facilities to all the habitations.
  • Tamil Nadu is the only State focusing on ‘Habitation’ as the unit of development and no other State in the Country is implementing such an innovative scheme.
     Minimum Basic Requirements
  • Water Supply
  • Street Lights
  • Cement Concrete Roads
  • Link Roads
  • Cremation / Burial Grounds
  • Pathway to Burial Ground.

Amma Schemes
AMMA Thittam
  • Since 24-02-2013.
  • Assured Maximum Service to Marginal People in All Villages.
  • A group headed by Revenue Department officials and Tashildar would visit every village on every Tuesday to meet the people and seek their grievances.
 Available services
  • Patta Transfers.
  • Ration Cards - Corrections.
  • Birth / Death Certificates.
  • Community Certificate / Income Certificate / Nativity Certificate / Residential Certificates.
  • Legal heir certificates.
  • Fist Graduate Certificate.
  • Old Age Pension.
  • Certificates to farmers.


 AMMA Unavagam
  • Since 2013.
  • Under the scheme, municipal corporations of the state-run canteens serving subsidized food at low prices.
  • All Municipal Corporations.

AMMA Baby Care Kit
  • Since 2014.
  • Every mother who gave birth in the government hospital gets 16 types of products worth Rs 1000.
  • kit contains a baby towel, dress, bed, mosquito net, baby oil, soap, sanitizer, doll, medicine (for both the mother and the baby).

AMMA Kudineer
  • Launched on September 15, 2013 on the `105’ birth anniversary of Annadurai.
  • A mineral water production and distribution project.
  • The project involves production and packaging of mineral water in one litre plastic bottles, and selling them in long-distance running state-owned buses and in bus stations.
  • The price has been fixed at INR 10 per bottle.
  • The scheme is run by the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, with a production plant in Gummidipoondi in Thiruvallur district.
  • Poor families across the city would receive 20 litres of purified drinking water free of cost.
  • In the first phase, 100 localities in Chennai will be chosen for this initiative.
  • The total dissolved solids (TDS) in the water is reported to be below 50 parts per million (ppm).

AMMA salt
  • Since 2014 made by the Tamil Nadu Salt Corporation (TNSC) for the benefit of the weaker sections.
  • Three varieties - Double Fortified Salt, Refined Free Salt and Low Sodium Salt priced at Rs 25, Rs 21 and Rs 14.
  • To give an impetus to the development of the backward area of Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu in South India.
  • To generate employment opportunities to ameliorate the living condition of the weaker segment of the society.
  • To exploit the potential resource of the sea for the production of salt, salt based bye-products and marine chemicals.

AMMA Amudham Super Markets
  • 54 Amma Amudham Departmental store in 25 districts on 11.01.2016 by Tamilnadu Civil Supplies Corporation under the Prize Stabilization Fund.
  • To provide provisional things in the cheap price.

AMMA Cement
  • It was announced by Jayalalithaa in September 2014
  • First from Srirangam constituency in Tiruchi district in January 2015.
  • To help lower and middle income groups purchase cement at subsidised prices.
  • Amma Cement hit markets at Rs.190 a bag.
  • Produced by Tamilnadu Cements Corporation Limited (TANCEM).
  • The original cost of a cement bag is about Rs 360 here and the price will be reduced to nearly half under the scheme.

  • Consumers will be issued 50 bags per 100 square feet, subject to a maximum of 750 bags for 1,500 square feet for building houses.
  • The general public can get a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 100 cement bags under the scheme.
  • Sold through 220 godowns of the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC).
  • Sold through 250 godowns of the Rural Development and Panchayat Department across the State.

AMMA Seeds
  • Launched “Amma seeds” scheme on January 2, 2016.
  • To provide certified quality seeds to farmers with a view to increase agricultural production in the State.
  • To encourage farmers to use certified seed.
  • Urban residential area will be encouraged to produce Vegetable above the roofs of the houses.
  • Sold through Amma Service Centres and at a reasonable price.
  • Tamil Nadu Seeds Development Agency (TNDSA) will act as the nodal body.
  • Expanding a scheme for urban citizens to grow vegetables at home to Tiruchirappalli and Madurai.

 Amma pharmacy
  • Launched on 26, June 2014.
  • These medical shops sell all kind of medicines - generic and branded lower than the market rates.
  • It will ‘sell quality medicines at fair prices’
  • Daily wage labourers are the most benefited from this scheme.
  • The shops are opened in Chennai, Erode, Salem, Cuddalore, Madurai, Sivaganga and Virudhunagar.

Amma Call Centre
  • This scheme launched on 20, January 2016.
  • The toll-free number 1100.
  • For round the clock throughout the year.
  • In the initial phase to receive at least 15,000 calls per day.
  • For people to register grievances about government departments.
  • The details of the grievances from callers would be sent to officials concerned through e-mail, phone call.
  • The caller too would be informed about the officer, who has been informed of the complaint and further the action taken on it.
  • The Amma call centre is considered as an extension of CM’s cell, where she receives petitions from the public directly or by post or e-mail.

Amma Service Centre
  • It was announced in August 8, 2014.
  • Amma Makkal Sevai Maiyyam (Amma People's Service Centre).
  • The corporations on every Wednesday hold this centre - For Urban Audience.
  • To facilitate delivery of public services such as issue of birth and death certificates, trade licenses, ration cards, drinking water and sewage connections, permission for building and so on.
  • The objective of the service centres was to help out those who could not meet officials on tour, and to avoid any delay in the delivery of services.

Amma Vegetable Shops
  • Since June 21, 2013.
  • Pannai Pasumai Nugarvor Kootturavu Kadai or farm fresh cooperative store.
  • The fair price vegetable shops to sell farm-fresh vegetables at substantially lower rates in Chennai and its suburbs.
  • The government departments (cooperation, food and consumer protection) procure vegetables directly from the farmers for the shops.
  • With this step, the government has been able to keep the prices low by keeping the middlemen at bay.

Amma micro loans scheme
  • Launched on January 23, 2016.
  • To provide micro loans for small traders who were affected by last year’s (2015) floods.
  • The traders can avail loan upto Rs.5,000 from cooperative banks and the government will pay the interest of 11%.
  • They can repay it as little as Rs. 200 a week over 25 weeks.
  • Those who do not repay the loan in 25 weeks will be charged a nominal interest of 4% on the outstanding amount.
  • Those who pay on time are eligible for higher loans upto Rs. 25,000.
  • Sellers of flowers, fruits and vegetables, and other small vendors.
  • The objective of the scheme is to help out small traders who are forced to take loans at a high rate of interest from moneylenders.

Amma Mobile
  • Announced in September 2015.
  • Mobile phone handset with a 3G sim card, a camera and GPRS.
  • Under the scheme, "computerized mobile phones" loaded with special Tamil software would be provided to 20,000 self-help group (SHG) trainers in the first phase at a cost of Rs 15 crore.
  • The monthly cost for operating the phones would be borne by the Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women.

Amma Laptops
  • From 15, September, 2011 for school students.
  • Studying in Government and Government- aided schools and colleges in the state to facilitate them in acquiring better skills.
  • From Plus Two onwards to Under Graduates, including those pursuing Engineering and Polytechnic.
  • The state-owned ELCOT (Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu) functions as the nodal agency.
  • Other states with Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha following suit.

Amma Gym
  • The Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami inaugurated Amma Gym on 27.07.2018 at Konganapuram in Salem district.

  • Amma Gyms will be established in the space available in Amma Parks and will be maintained by village panchayats.
Advantages of AMMA Gym
  • It helps the rural youth to do physical exercise and keep their body fit.
  • Increases the health consciousness among rural people.
  • Enhances the mental strength and team spirit of the youth.
  • Prepares the youth for sports and games.
  • People of the rural area.
  • Fitness to the Rural Citizen.


 Other Schemes

Chennai Mini Bus
  • Tamil Nadu government on 23rd October, 2013 launched 50 'small bus' services in Chennai to connect areas without transportation facilities to the nearest bus stands and railway stations.
  • Such a facility, also called the 'mini bus' service, is already available in other parts of the state.

Transgender measures
  • First state to introduce a transgender (hijra/aravani) welfare policy.
  • A special database of transgenders - first in the country.
  • Transgender welfare board - 15 April as ‘Thirunangai Day’ (Transgender Day) to commemorate the day in which the Transgender Welfare Board was formed.
  • Free ration cards and free housing schemes.
  • opportunity to change sex without any fee through operation at the Government General Hospitals
  • Free education in Manonmaniyam Sundaranar university.

  • Swapna is the first trans person to clear TNPSC Group IV exams.
  • Prithika Yashini received appointment orders from Chennai City Police.


veerendar Sunkara August 24, 2021

thanks for sharing


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