The Corporation is set to revamp Amma canteens.
What’s it about? With some reports of the previous AIADMK government accusing the current DMK regime of planning to shut down the canteens, the Corporation will revamp them. Of the 401 canteens, 35 were categorised as poor performers, with less than 100 visitors a day. Since beginning operations in 2013, the canteens have gotten only ₹100 crores from the government.
- One of the improvements proposed is the menu. Mayor R Priya said rajma and channa could be added, and the menu could change from one location to another based on demand.
- Downsizing staff is another proposal since there were 4,500 on the rolls when only 3,300 are needed.
Proposal: A proposal has been sent to the state government for ₹120 crores to improve the canteens. The Corporation will also have revenue officers to keep track of food procurement and billing since there were corruption allegations.