Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu opened the first ANNA canteens are subsidized canteens at Velagapudi of Amaravati. One of the poll promises made by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and kept in pending for the last two years, finally become a reality on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said “we have started Anna canteen on Velagapudi as a pilot project and will expand later in the state. We’ll initially establish Anna canteen in 29 villages in the new capital city region.”
Anna Canteen Opened at Velagapudi
Chandrababu personally served the food to the customers after the inauguration. The Chief Minister was seen savouring the snacks along with Deputy Chief Minister Chinarajappa, Ministers Narayana, Paritala Sunita and MP Galla Jaydev.
The Anna canteens main aim is to serve clean food and will be launched all over the state.
ANNA Canteen Timings
ANNA canteens will serve tiffin from morning 7 and lunch will be served from 12 noon. For rupees 3 people will get a plate of idli (2 numbers) and for 7 rupees sambar rice will be served. CBN inspected the building construction works at Velagapudi after launching these canteens.
Anna Canteen rates:
|One Idely||1 Rupee|
|Tomato Bath||5 Rupees|
|Lemon Rice||5 Rupees|
|Sambar Rice||5 Rupees|
|Curd Rice||3 Rupees|
However, the location of the first Anna Canteen, which is situated near the temporary secretariat, gave an impression that it was established for serving food to the secretariat employees and not for the poor.
When contacted, district civil supplies officer Chittibabu said that they have no role with regard to the Anna Canteen set up nearby Velagapudi. The Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) officials are looking after the canteen near Velagapudi where the temporary secretariat will start functioning in the next three days. However, he was quick to add that the department would run the Anna Canteens coming up in other locations in future.
The Anna Canteens main aim is to serve clean food and will be launched all over the state.