The Andhra Pradesh state government is making arrangements to launch "Anna Canteens" in capital region Amaravati. Chief Minister today has reviewed on this with cabinet sub-committee, Paritala Sunitha, Narayana and Prattipati Pullarao.
"Anna Canteens" would be first open in Navuluru, Yerrapalem, Thullur in the capital region on a pilot basis within one month. If the scheme is successful, it will be extended to some more mandals and towns.
On the directions of the government, the district administration has already started process to set up the canteens. Akshaya Patra Foundation will prepare food and serve it to the visitors to the canteens.
Also the menu and prices are also finalized. Idli would be served for Rs.1, Curd Rice for Rs.3, "Pulihora" for Rs.5. Initially these canteens would serve to 500 people every day
The canteens may be named as Anna Canteens or NTR Canteens.