Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu is slowly rolling out all his poll promises one after the other. Taking cue from the Amma canteens in Tamil Nadu where food is offered at subsidied rates, Chandra Babu has promised Anna canteens on similar lines in the memorial of TDP founder NT Rama Rao. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is successfully implementing ‘Amma Canteens’ scheme in her State by offering idlis at Rs 1 per piece and lunch at Rs 5.
Recently, AP’s Civil Supplies Minister Paritala Sunita toured Chennai and studied the model of Amma canteens there. She reported her findings in the recent cabinet meeting. A cabinet sub committee was appointed to propose a working model for the state. It is told that Chandra Babu is mulling to give the contracts of these canteens to DWACRA women and economically poor TDP workers.