Under the self-sufficiency scheme (the recast and renamed Namakku Naame Thittam), the government has fixed a target of Rs. 1.78 crore for Villupuram district, according to Collector V.Sampath.

In a statement released here, he said that for creating basic amenities, residents could contribute one-third of the total cost of the project. Under the scheme, classrooms in government schools, hospitals, primary health centres, veterinary clinics and compound walls could also be constructed.

Individuals, educational institutions, private firms and residents' welfare associations could opt for the scheme. Those who want to get the benefits under the scheme could draw demand draft on “District Collector, Self-sufficiency Scheme, Villupuram” and send it through the Block Development Officers or the Municipal Commissioners or the Executive Officers of the town panchayats.