Amma unavagam serves as a hunger appeasement centre for many impoverished poor. After covid, the number of people who depend on these low-cost foods has boosted drastically.
Several state governments in India had attracted to the Amma unavagam scheme and started materializing in their state. DMK government also said they don’t have the idea of dissolving the Amma unavagam. But, the news highlighted that a Chennai-based Amma unavagam had changed the dinner menu and reduced the workforce made me sad.
The dinner menu consisted of chapatis in Amma unavagam which benefited the government hospital patients, old aged and diabetics. But the chapati was replaced with tomato rice abruptly. In addition, corporation officials are also involved in firing or transferring the unavagam’s employees, according to media inputs.
Officials claimed the reason for these changes is because of the not-profitable running of the food inns. There are several means to increase the revenue of the Chennai Corporation. By showing this meagre loss and deteriorating the best schemes are not fair for a people’s welfare-oriented government. It should be taken into consideration that the beneficiaries under this scheme, both the employees and customers are from the lower strata of the society.
Food is the basis for living and the government should not hesitate to nourish this low-cost food supply scheme. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Thiru. M.K. Stalin has pledged that the Amma unavagam will continue to run without any name change. But the contemporary news was against it. The government should make these hunger-free schemes highly successful in comparison to its preceding administrators.
Tamil Nadu government shall make sure that Amma unavagam would continue to serve healthily across the state.
Leader, Makkal Neethi Maiyyam
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