Brand Amma is going to be bigger now. The AIADMK government has announced on Friday that it is going to open Amma Petrol pumps in several parts of the state including Chennai. State Food and Consumer Protection Minister R Kamaraj said that this facility would be started in government godowns.
The Civil Supplies Department has 221 warehouses in the state.Minister R Kamaraj said, keeping in mind the needs of the people, we will start the petrol pump with the oil marketing companies. At the moment, these outlets will be opened in 9 districts of the state.
Ten petrol pumps outlets will be opened at Chennai, Nagapattinam, Salem, Thanjavur, Madurai, Villupuram, Vellore, Thiruvarur and Karur, food and civil supplies minister R. Kamaraj said
In the tenure of former state Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, the government had started a scheme called ‘Amma’ because her supporters called Jaya as Amma. This includes plans related to a canteen, drinking water, cement, salt, baby care kits, call centres and pharmacy. The Minister of State has always been proud of the achievements of Amma Schemes. So far 111 Amma Pharmacy has been opened in the state, where consumers get medicines with a discount of 15%.
Amma canteen which was inaugurated in 2013, serves South Indian food including idli, saambar rice, curd rice, Pongal, lemon rice, curry leaf rice and also chappati. The dishes are offered at low prices: ₹1 for an idli, ₹5 for a plate of sambar rice, ₹5 for a plate of “Karuvapellai Satham” (Curry leaves rice) and ₹3 for a plate of curd rice.
All the scheme under Amma is offered at a subsidised rate, though Minister R Kamaraj have not said anything about the subsidy on the fuel provided under this scheme.