Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Leads Surprise Check At Amma Canteen, Has Idli
The Amma Canteen at Chennai's Santhome had a VVIP visitor for breakfast on Wednesday morning as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami stopped at the outlet for a plate of Idli (rice cake).
K Palaniswami made a surprise visit to check the quality of food and also to see whether social distancing is being maintained, as state-run Amma Canteens have turned a saviour for the poor and needy amid the nation-wide lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the brain behind Amma Canteens that serves food for the poor at a subsidised rate, had launched the programme from this very canteen. The canteen offers Idli for for Re 1, Sambar Rice for Rs 5, a plate of "Karuvapellai Satham" for Rs 5 and Rs 3 for a plate of curd rice.
The chief minister also interacted with customers and asked them about the quality of the food. He also inspected the cooking methods and storage of ingredients.