Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Leads Surprise Check At Amma Canteen, Has Idli

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.