TAHDCO was established in the year 1974, initially for the purpose of constructing houses for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Subsequently, since 1980, TAHDCO has been functioning as the most important agency of the Government for the implementation of Economic Development Programmes for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

TAHDCO is the designated State Chanalising Agency for the implementation of development schemes for Scheduled Castes, of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and development schemes for Scheduled Tribes, of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs of Government of India. The prime objective of TAHDCO is to achieve and sustain increase in the Income levels of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, especially those living below the poverty line by enhancing their productive capacity.

In this connection, the following schemes are implementing by the District Manager’s Office, TAHDCO, Ariyalur.

  1. Land Purchase and Development :
    Empowerment of Adi-Dravidar by augmenting their land holdings and its productivity.
  2. Entrepreneur Development Programme :
    Enabling the Adi-Dravidars to venture into the field of business by setting up Petrol, Diesel and Gas Retailers with 30% subsidy subject to Rs.2.25 lakhs.
  3. Entrepreneur Development Programme :
    Extending financial assistance to new unemployed entrepreneur 18-65 years for setting up business.
  4. Self Employment Programme for Youth :
    Extending financial assistance to educated unemployed 18-45 years old youths for setting up the business.
  5. Fast Track Power Supply :
    Rs.75000/- is given to Adi-Dravidar farmers holding well/ Borewell, for getting free power supply.
  6. EA to SHG :
    Arranging credit for Adi-Dravida women SHG with reasonable interest rate for taking up income generating economic activities up to Rs.2.50 lakhs or 50% of the project cost.
  7. Skill Development Training :
    Training on Retail Management, Tally, Computer Hardware Assistant and Apparel, welder, Domestic Electrician etc are given to target groups enabling and ensuring employment.
  8. Collector’s Discretionary Fund :
    Rs.20000/- is given to Adi-Dravidars who require financial assistance Destitute widows. disabled, Unmarried women (Spinsters) above 40 years, Divorced women above 40 years are the target groups.

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