Sevabharathi Tamilnadu involves people in the upkeep and development of their neighbourhood through the Shrama Daan scheme. The people, mainly youth and students, are encouraged to come together and engage in physical work for the upkeep of their locality. Many maintenance projects like cleaning temples, renovating temple tanks and village ponds, and cleaning streets, storm-water drains, playgrounds and schools are taken up under the Shrama Daan scheme. Development projects like laying roads to interior villages are also implemented. Preference is given to improving socially and economically backward localities.