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Jayalalithaa orders setting up of 360 more Amma canteens

PTI 01 Jun 2014, 13:02:47 IST
Chennai: A day after a delegation from Egypt praised “Amma Canteens” and expressed desire to replicate it in their country, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today ordered setting up of 360 more such canteens across Tamil Nadu and announced that these would start functioning soon.  

“I have ordered 360 new Amma Canteens in TN to ensure that the utility of Amma Unavagam (canteen), a bedrock of support for the poor, should reach people in other urban centres as well,” Jayalalithaa said in a statement here.

The popular canteens were launched by Jayalalithaa last year to provide quality food at subsidised price to the people, especially the poor.

Chennai's 200 wards already have one Amma canteen each.

Now each ward will get one more canteen.  

Similarly, 27 canteens will be set up in the premises of government general hospitals in district headquarters except towns which already have Amma canteens.