A total of 1,531 solar-powered green houses were constructed in 2011-12 under Chief Minister’s Solar Powered Green Houses Scheme (Pasumai Veedugal Thittam) across the district, according to Collector Ashish Kumar.

The scheme was aimed at improving the living standards of economically weaker section. Mr. Kumar said in a statement here on Wednesday that the beneficiaries should get accommodated in the houses at the earliest.

The State government is extending financial support of Rs.1.80 lakh, which includes construction of houses at Rs.1.50 lakh with solar power at Rs.30, 000 as subsidy for every beneficiary. During 2011-12, green houses were set up in parts of various panchayat unions — Vilathikulam 33 houses, Sathankulam 226 houses, Tuticorin 175 houses, Karunkulam 123, Ottapidaram 135, Alwarthirunagari 114, Udangudi 44, Srivaikuntam 87, Tiruchendur 64, Kovilpatti 40, Kayathar 64 and Pudur 126 houses.

He took stock of works in progress in Manja Nayakkanpatti, South Kodangipatti, Keela Eral, Mela Eral, T. Shamugapuram, Eeratchi, Kasavankunru, Kodukamparai and Thittangulam of Kovilpatti panchayat union.

A total of 125 beneficiaries had been selected in Karunkulam panchayat union and 32 houses were completed. In Ottapidaram union, 126 beneficiaries were selected and work was over for 48 houses. For Tuticorin, 110 beneficiaries were chosen and 28 houses constructed. Alwarthirunagari 136 beneficiaries; 21 houses completed. Twelve houses had been constructed in Udangudi, where 83 beneficiaries were selected.

Out of 110 beneficiaries in Sathankulam, 28 houses had been constructed. With 122 beneficiaries in Srivaikuntam, 18 beneficiaries got houses. In Srivaikuntam, 18 out of 122 beneficiaries were enjoying the Green House scheme.

Six out of 30 beneficiaries in Tiruchendur were provided with the housing facility and in Kovilpatti it was 28 out of 190 beneficiariesThe Collector said officials had been instructed to expedite the work, the statement added.