Govt of Tamil Nadu has launched Solar powered Green House Scheme. Under this scheme 3 lakh houses will be constructed with solar powered lighting systems over a period of 5 years from 2011-12 to 2015-16 for the benefit of poor in rural areas.
For the year 2011-12, 60,000 Houses have been taken up and solar powers lighting systems are provided at an estimated cost of Rs.180 Cr. Out of 180 Cr the eligible subsidy from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, GOI will be appx Rs.42.6 Cr
For the year 2012-13 , 60,000 Houses have been takenup and are being provided with 49650 CFL based , 10,350 LED based solar power lighting system at an estimated cost of Rs 180 Cr. With approximately Rs 39.42 Cr subsidy from MNRE .
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