District Rural Development Agency(DRDA)

District level Officer
Joint Director/Project Director,Office Address
Second Floor, Collectorate,
Tiruvarur – 610 001.
Telephone No.04366-222168.
Fax No.04366-227100.
E-Mail ID –

District Rural Development Agency is an institution constituted for the implementation and execution of Rural Development Schemes sponsored by both Central and State Governments. The District Collector is the Chairman of this Agency. An officer in the cadre of Joint Director of Rural Development will be the Project Director of this agency. Moreover, an Executive Engineer(RD) post is available to monitor and co-ordinate the works technically. And an establishment is being run including four Assistant Project Officers, One Accounts Officer, etc

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
Panchayat Union Office ,
Tiruvarur – 610 001,
Tel. No : 04366 222287,
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Block Development Officer
Panchayat Union Office ,
Tel. No : 04366 262051,
E-mail Id :
Block Development Officer
Panchayat Union Office ,
Tel. No : 04366 230451 ,
E-mail Id :
Block Development Officer
Panchayat Union Office ,
Tel. No : 04366 232451 ,
E-mail Id
Block Development Officer
Panchayat Union Office ,
Valangaiman –
Tel. No: 04374 26445 ,
E-mail Id :
Block Development Officer
Panchayat Union Office ,
Valangaiman –
Tel. No : 04367 260451 ,
E-mail Id :
Block Development Officer
Panchayat Union Office ,
Tel. No: 04367 222304,
E-mail Id :
Block Development Officer
Panchayat Union Office ,
Tel. No: 04367 279451 ,
E-mail Id :
Block Development Officer
Panchayat Union Office ,
Tel. No: 04369 222451 ,
E-mail Id : :
Block Development Officer
Panchayat Union Office ,
Tel. No: 04369 260451 ,
E-mail Id :


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.

District Target & Achievement

Based on the number of eligible households in SECC-2011, the target is given as follows.

Year SC ST Minorities Others Total
2016-17 8184 5 951 2843 11983
2017-18 4480 51 456 2585 7572


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)

Mahathma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

The Mahathma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is the only anti-poverty programme which has a legal backing by the MGNREG Act 2005. The core objective of this scheme has been outlined as provision of unskilled manual work to the poor people of rural areas for the upliftment of their livelihood.

In Tamil Nadu, the scheme was first notified on 02.02.2006 in six districts of the State. In the second phase from 01.04.2007 onwards the scheme was extended to 4 other Districts including Tiruvarur District and in third phase, from 01.04.2008 onwards the scheme was extended to all the remaining 21 districts.

Objectives :

  • Providing not less than one hundred days of unskilled manual work as a guaranteed employment in a financial year to every household in rural areas.
  • Strengthening the livelihood resource base of the poor.
  • Creation of productive assets of prescribed quality and durability
  • Strengthening the infrastructure facilities.

District General Data :

General Data Number Of Data
Total Panchayat Unions 10
Total Village Panchayats 430
Total Clusters (MGNREGS) 769
Total Hamlets 1704
Total Rural Households 277733
Total Rural Households Registered under MGNREGS 198860
Total Individuals Registered 368015

As per 2016-17 Rural Schedule of Rates (RSR) the maximum daily wages has
been fixed as Rs.203/- and for the financial year 2017-18 the wage rate fixed
as Rs.205/-

  • The unskilled wages of the workers engaged under MGNREGS has been disbursed directly to the individual’s bank account through e-FMS
  • The material component amount of the works implemented under the scheme also disbursed through e-FMS.
  • NADEP compost pits measuring 3.0mx1.8mx0.9m and Soak pits measuring 1.80mx1.20m will be provided to the individuals on their willing.
  • The Job seekers under this scheme may get the Job Cards from the Village Panchayat concerned.
  • The Landless Casual Labourers who have included in the SECC are also eligible for job cards.
  • To implement works under MGNREGS, the concerned Village Panchayats should select needy works on priority basis and prepare Labour Budget for a financial year and send it to the District Program Officer with the approval of Grama Sabha.


Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)

Aim :

  • To provide infrastructure facilities and bridging the gaps existing in the infrastructure facilities in Rural and Urban areas.
  • 100% funds are being provided by the Central Government.


  • Government of India is allocating Rs.5.00 crore per annum per Member of

Scheme Implementation :

  • In Tamil Nadu, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department is the Nodal Department for implementation of the scheme.
  • The District Collectors are authorised to give administrative sanction for the works proposed by the MPs.
  • The guidelines contain an illustrative list of works that may be taken up and a ‘negative list of works’ which are not permitted under this scheme.
  • All maintenance works of any type like desilting of ponds, rivers, tanks, canals, etc, are banned under MPLADS and cannot be taken up under this Scheme.
  • Moreover, the implementation of this scheme is completely monitored in online through a web-portal especially designed for this scheme.

Member of Legislative Assembly Constituency Development Scheme (MLACDS)

Aim :

  • The MLACDS is fully funded by the State Government and each MLA identifies and proposes the works to be executed in his Constituency. The Scheme is implemented both in rural and urban areas.
  • The main objective of the Scheme is to identify and implement the essential works to bridge the critical infrastructure gaps in the Assembly Constituencies.


  • Upto 2016-17, The fund allocation under the scheme was Rs.2.00 crore per constituency per annum and from 2017-18 onwards it is increased to 2.50 Crore.

Scheme Implementation :

  • The MLAs identify the infrastructure gaps in their constituencies and propose the works to be executed under the MLACDS.
  • The District Collectors will accord administrative sanction for the chosen works and also identify the implementing agency.

Swatchh Bharat Mission (GRAMIN)


  • Upliftment of life pattern of the rural people by upgrading the sanitation facility
  • Creating awareness about the importance of toilets and habits on health
  • Keeping cleanliness in Schools and Anganwadies
  • Changing Tiruvarur District as “Open Defecation Free District”.
  • Keeping the status of “Open Defecation Free District”.



  • Handling of Drinking Water in clean manner
  • Removing Sewage water
  • Using toilets
  • Solid/Liquid Water Management
  • Rain Water Harvesting
  • Self Cleanliness – Village Cleanliness


  • Motivating the village people to construct individual household toilets
  • Incentive amount for the construction of toilets has been raised to Rs.12000/= from 2.10.2014 onwards


  • Handing over the responsibilities of maintenance of the Public Sanitary Complex to the Self Help Groups in local
  • Fund allocation for cleaning and maintenance of School toilets

Toilet Scheme

Pradhan Manthiri Gramin Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)


The primary objective of the PMGSY is to provide Connectivity, by way of an All-weather Road (with necessary culverts and cross-drainage structures, which is operable throughout the year), to the eligible unconnected Habitations in the rural areas, in such a way that all Unconnected Habitations with a population of 1000 persons.


  • If THE population is Over 500 no more than the uninhabited apartments, the road will be constructed for the families with no 250-499 population
  • At present, 44 roads and 6 Brides will be completed by 2017-18, with a total cost of 148,992 k.m. at the rate of Rs. 13043.24 lakhs

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Tamilnadu Rural Roads Improvement Scheme (TNRRIS )

Rural roads connectivity is having an important vital role of rural areas’ development. The part of the linking roads is very important for the present status of the rural public and education development, etc. In this situation, the important scheme for upgrading the rural roads is Tamilnadu Rural Roads Improvement Scheme.
The main motto of this scheme is to allocate funds in optimum level for Upgradation/ Strengthening/ Maintenance of the Panchayat/Panchayat Union roads.
This scheme contains two parts. In first part, the Non-BT roads like Earth/Gravel/WBM roads are being upgraded as Block Topped. In second part, there are two phases, Strengthening of worn-out B.T. roads as first phase and Maintenance of repaired B.T. roads.
Priority is being given for the works to be taken as below.

  • Linking the un-connected rural roads without taking consideration of population
  • Upgrading the Bus plying roads as Block Topped
  • Renovation of roads connecting to the Bazaars/Educational Institutions/Health Centres, etc.
    The following are the procedures for selection of roads to be undertaken.
  • Road works may be taken without any higher ceiling but not less than one Kilometre
  • Only the roads which are registered in TNRD Website may be undertaken
  • The roads which are not taken for renovation within five years only may be undertaken
  • Plantation work will be done under MGNREGS in both sides of the roads taken up to renovate under this scheme
  • All the road works taken up under this scheme will be executed in transparent manner by open tender system called for by the District Collector/Chairman, DRDA.

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