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Anna Canteens an instant hit in Andhra

ANI  |  Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India] 

Days after the government launched 'Anna Canteens' in various parts of the state, the drive has become an instant success.

Taking cue from Amma canteens in Tamil Naidu, the government has started in major towns of the state.

Anna, means elder brother, which is in reference to late N. T. Rama Rao, the of ruling

had inaugurated 60 canteens on July 11 with more than 40 canteens operating from July 12.

of one of the Anna Canteens, Govardhana Giridhara Rap said, "public response is good. A huge floating in the business has been seen".

The is currently planning to launch more than 100 canteens by August 15.

The provide breakfast, lunch and dinner at a nominal price of Rs 5.

A menu chart is also prepared to follow regularly and these canteens run six days a week except Sunday. However, huge demand has been seen since day one.

The (TAPF), a wing of ISKCON is supplying the to these canteens. Also the has developed infrastructure for these canteens.

"We are supplying cooked at our centralized kitchen under hygienic conditions. Government and our team are providing good cooperation," TAPF, Liasioning Officer, said.

"All the will be catered by Some are in construction stage; once they are completed, we will to those canteens also," he added.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 04:40 IST