District Rural Development Agency

The DRDA is the principle organ at the district level in implementing various anti-poverty Schemes of Government of India as well as State Government. The DRDA is visualized as a specialized and professional Agency, capable of implementing the anti-poverty programmes, and effectively carrying out the objectives to the rural masses. It helps in strengthening the rural infrastructure and bringing up the economic prospective of the villages with a key for the eradication of backwardness and poverty. DRDA is implementing number of schemes with an aim of enabling the rural people, improving their standard of living and eradication of poverty. The main thrust of the programmes implemented are removing the economic disparity and bringing people above poverty line.

The Mayialduthurai district was formed in 2021 and District Rural Development Agency was formed under Tamil Nadu Society act in 1980. The Governing body of DRDA includes Member of Parliament(MP) Member of Legislative Assemblies(MLAs), District level officers of Development departments, banks, NGOs meet once in a quarter and review the schemes which are implemented through DRDA.

Objects and features

  • Implementation and monitoring of Centrally Sponsored Schemes like Member of Partliamentary Local Area Development Scheme, MGNREGS, Prime Minister’s Adharsh Yojana (Gramin), Swatchh Bharat Mission, etc. and State Sponsored Schemes like, Member of Legislative Assembly Constituency Development Scheme, Chief Minister’s Solar Powered Green Houses Scheme, etc.
  • According Administrative Sanction and Funds releasing.
  • Selection of works for the upliftment and self-sufficiency of the rural areas and submitting the proposals to the State/Central Government for approval and sanction.
  • Ensuring the availability of basic amenities to the public living in rural areas.

All Blocks Panchayat Union Office Address Details

Address Of Details Address Of Details
Block Development Officer
Block Development Office ,
Tel. No : 04364 222451,
E-mail Id : bdomli[dot]tnngp[at]nic[dot]in
Block Development Officer
Block Development Office ,
Tel. No : 04364 234246,
E-mail Id : bdoklm[dot]tnngp[at]nic[dot]in
Block Development Officer
Block Development Office ,
Tel. No : 04364 277424 ,
E-mail Id : bdokom[dot]tnngp[at]nic[dot]in
Block Development Officer
Block Development Office ,
Tel. No : 04364 270584 ,
E-mail Id :bdosirkazhi[at]gmail[dot]com
Block Development Officer
Block Development Officer ,
Sembanorkoil –
Tel. No: 04364 282426 ,
E-mail Id : bdosbk[dot]tnngp[at]nic[dot]in


Aim and Objective

PMAY-G aims to provide a pucca house with basic amenities to all houseless households and households living in kutcha and dilapidated house in rural areas (“Housing for All”) by 2022.

Key Features of PMAY-G

  • Identification and selection of beneficiaries, based on the housing deficiency and other social deprivation parameters in SECC-2011 data, and verified by Gram Sabhas.
  • The minimum house site now enhanced from 20 sq.m (under IAY) to 25 sq.m including a dedicated area for hygienic cooking
  • Unit assistance is Rs.1.20 Lakhs + Rs.50,000/- for RCC Roofing by State Government.
  • Stage-wise payment to the beneficiaries is being made through PFMS platform to their bank accounts directly
  • Provision of assistance Rs.12,000/- for toilets through convergence with MGNREGS funding. Provision of 90 person-days of un-skilled labour wage under MGNREGA for construction of house, over and above the unit assistance.

Scheme Highlights

  • Unit Cost for 2013-14 is Rs.2.1 Lakhs (Rs. 1.8 Lakhs for Construction of Houses + Rs.0.30 Lakhs for Solor Power Lights)
  • Proposed Area of Construction 300 Sq. Feets. (Every house will have a Living Room, Bed Room, Kitchen, Toilet and Veranda apart from Rain Water Harvesting)
  • People only with pattas for their houses will be eligible under this scheme.
  • Each House will be provided with 5 Solar Powered Lights executed by Tamilnadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA).
  • Every beneficiary will also have the option of Electricity Connection powered by TNEB which will be metered.

Eligibility of Beneficiary

The beneficiary should

  • reside within the Village Panchayat
  • find a place in the BPL Permanent wait List of the Village Panchayat.
  • own a site of not less than 300 Sq. Ft. area.
  • have clear patta for the site / house in the name of the head of the family and other member of the household.

Priority of Beneficiary

  • Differently abled persons
  • Destitute Widows & deserted woman
  • Woman headed families
  • Transgenders
  • household having a mentally challenged
  • victims of natural calamities such as fire, flood etc.,
  • HIV/AIDS/TB affected persons who are certified by the DD (Health)