Schemes : State Schemes : Namakku Naame Thittam

1.4 Namakku Naame Thittam Pl. click here for all G.Os
1.4.1 Introduction


Namakku Naame Thittam is a participatory demand driven scheme launched by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu during 1997-98 Budget Speech to promote and strengthen the Self Help and Self-reliant attitude of the community, guidelines for which were issued in G.O.(Ms.) No.112, RD(IRD-1) Dept., 01.06.1998. The Scheme involves the community directly in the developmental process from planning stage through resource mobilization, execution to the maintenance stage. State Government financial support supplements the efforts of the community besides technical support. This Scheme gives enough scope for covering all the felt needs of the public.

‘Namakku Naame Thittam’ introduced during 1997-98 was in vogue till 2000-01. This Scheme was implemented with a different name ‘Village Self Sufficiency Scheme’ in 2001-02 and was renamed as ‘Self Sufficiency Scheme’ on 17.7.2002 and implemented till 2005-06. ‘Namakku Naame Thittam’ has now been revived during 2007-08.


Elementary School Compound Wall, Pudhukurukkupalayam, Karur District



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1.4.2 Brief Guidelines


Namakku Naame Thittam is being implemented as State Sponsored Scheme with a minimum of one-third amount as public contribution and two-thirds contribution from Government as grant in both Rural and Urban areas, vide G.O.Ms.No.172, RD & PR (SGS-3) Department, dated 15.10.2007. Additional guidelines for implementation of Namakku Naame Thittam have been issued as per Govt. Lr. No.6136/SGS.1/2008 RD & PR Dept., dt. 06.03.2008 and G.O.(Ms.)No. 87, RD & PR (SGS.1) Dept. dt. 05.06.2008. Under this Scheme, the public themselves can select works as they need and execute it as per the provisions in the guidelines of the Scheme.


The public contribution should be remitted by means of demand draft to the Collector in the name of “Namakku Naame Thittam”. The contribution from Local Bodies, Universities or Public Sector Undertakings will not be accepted under this Scheme.


Construction of Government and Local Body School Buildings (including Compound Walls, Libraries, Hospitals, Primary Health Centres, Veterinary Dispensaries, Noon Meal Centres, Hostels, Creation of Water Supply Sources, Public Distribution Shop Buildings, Bridges and Culverts, Upgradation of Roads and Streets, CC Pavements, Parks, Play Grounds, Traffic Islands, Fountains, Street lights, Purchase of Furniture, Computers and equipments for Government and Local Body Schools and Libraries and construction of class rooms, laboratories and toilets in Government aided schools and colleges and maintenance of all community assets (including white washing, colour washing and painting of walls)) can be undertaken under Namakku Naame Thittam. Construction of Class rooms/Lab/Toilets to 100%.Government aided and 100% Tamil Medium Schools


Works taken up under this Scheme can be entrusted to the contributors themselves on optional basis in respect of the works in which the Government contribution is 50% or less in terms of the value of work. All types of works(including desilting works) prohibited under Member of Legislative Assembly Constituency Development Scheme have also been banned under Namakku Naame Thittam.


For 2007-08, a sum of Rs.50.00 crores was allotted by Government of Tamil Nadu for the implementation of this Scheme. A sum of Rs.50.00 crores has been allotted by Government of Tamil Nadu for the implementation of this scheme in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11.


Many people belonging to Tamil Nadu and living abroad wish to contribute to schemes that will benefit their place of birth and people living therein. On the lines of the Namakku Naame Thittam implemented with the participation of local people and with a view to facilitating Tamils living abroad to make contributions, the Government has also decided to set up a Society to implement various activities as desired by them. They can make substantial donations to this society and can specify the works they wish to be taken up. These works will be executed with due recognition of the sponsor in these works. The donors will be enabled to know the progress of works sponsored by them through the internet.


1.4.3 Progress

Works like parks, street lights, roads, school buildings, purchase of furniture for schools, etc., have been taken up under the scheme during the year 2010-11 as follows:


Table 1.4.1
Namakku Naame Thittam Financial & Physical Abstract
Year Public Contribution
(Rs.in lakhs)
Govt. Grant
(Rs.in lakhs)
Total Amount
(Rs.in lakhs)
No. of Works
2010 - 11
3200.90
5311.88
8512.78
2371
Table 1.4.2
District wise allocation under NNT 2010-11.
As on 31.3.2011
Sl. No. District Allocation
(Rs.in lakhs)
1 2 3
1 KANCHEEPURAM
267.95
2 TIRUVALLUR
311.07
3 CUDDALORE
147.60
4 VILLUPURAM
236.10
5 VELLORE
253.11
6 TIRUVANNAMALAI
206.58
7 SALEM
253.47
8 NAMAKKAL
196.14
9 DHARMAPURI
83.65
10 ERODE
239.24
11 COIMBATORE
247.82
12 THE NILGIRIS
49.22
13 THANJAVUR
143.13
14 NAGAPATTINAM
151.28
15 TIRUVARUR
138.38
16 TIRUCHIRAPPALLI
156.19
17 KARUR
118.72
18 PERAMBALUR
104.36
19 PUDUKKOTTAI
118.45
20 MADURAI
206.52
21 THENI
70.65
22 DINDIGUL
306.46
23 RAMANATHAPURAM
76.70
24 VIRUDHUNAGAR
161.83
25 SIVAGANGAI
113.28
26 TIRUNELVELI
228.36
27 THOOTHUKKUDI
146.87
28 KANNIYAKUMARI
143.57
29 KRISHNAGIRI
100.83
30 ARIYALUR
119.42
31 TIRUPPUR
214.93
Total 5311.88