Chennai: Amma canteens might be renamed after Anna soon | Chennai News

On the Amma canteen at Saidapet the title was coated on on Tuesday

Chennai: The {photograph} of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa and the title ‘Amma’ on the greater than 400 canteens within the metropolis, now coated by white tape regardless of the election code of conduct being now not inplace, may stay just for a couple of days extra. A coverage resolution is prone to be quickly taken by the newly elected DMK authorities and alter it to ‘Anna’ canteen.
Tuesday’s incident of a canteen at Mogappair being vandalisedevokedtensions concerning the naming of the scheme.Nevertheless,senior Larger Chennai Company officers denied any foul-play and mentioned that they’d begin eradicating the white tape from the nameboards. “Thescheme will proceed,” an official mentioned.
DMK spokesmanand Rajya Sabha MP T Okay S Elangovan confirmed the plan to vary the title. “We have now promised an improvised type of canteens within the manifesto. It will possibly have just one title,” he mentioned, including that it might be named after DMKfounderandlatechief minister C N Annadurai.
In its manifesto, DMK had additionally promised to begin throughout the state 500 ‘Kalaignar’ canteens, which, like Amma canteens, would supply meals at subsidised value to poor and underprivileged individuals.
Began by Jayalalithaa in 2013, there are actually 407 Amma canteens within the metropolis. Funded utterly by Larger Chennai Company, every facility gives idli at ₹1 , selection rice at ₹three a plate and chappathi with dal at ₹three a plate.
Professor Jothi Sivagnanam, head of the economics division at College of Madras, mentioned it was the Dravidian custom to strengthen present schemes began by politicalopponents. “PDSrice, marriage help and previous age pension are examples. Title change is predicted as politically it is likely to be uncomfortable,” he mentioned.
The brand new authorities ought to herald enhancements within the high quality of meals and new centres must be began in additional outstanding localities, he mentioned. The company is in a complicated stage of proposing to gather CSR funds by bringing the canteens below a belief.


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