Staff Reporter

MADURAI: Under the ‘Namakku Naame Thittam,’ development works worth Rs. 2.55 crore would be taken up in the district in the current fiscal of 2008-09.

The scheme aims at ensuring sustainable development through community participation in planning, resource mobilisation, execution of works and maintenance of assets created.

Works selected under the scheme are executed with public contribution. According to an official press release, the State Government’s contribution would be Rs. 1.70 crore and the remaining Rs. 85 lakh would come as public contribution.

For a project to be taken up under this scheme, at least one-third of the total cost should be raised by the public and deposited with the District Collector’s bank account for Namakku Naame Thittam.

The public contribution could be given by individuals, organisations, companies or groups, the press release said.

For projects in which the State Government’s contribution exceeds 50 per cent, work orders should be issued through open tenders. In other cases, where public share in more than half, work orders can be issued.

Those interested in carrying out works under this scheme can forward the proposals to the Project Officer of District Rural Development Agency.