The Chief Minister launched the initiative through videoconferencing from the state Secretariat.
     
Spread over 5100 square feet, the eatery can accommodate 300 persons at a time, a government release said, adding it has been designed to accommodate persons with disabilities, with ramps and low-raise tables provided for their benefit.
    
Amma Unavagam, named after Jayalalithaa (addressed as Amma, meaning mother, by her followers), serves breakfast and lunch at low prices, mainly targeted at the poor and middle class workers and others.
     
The Chief Minister had launched the effort in February this year and all 200 wards of Chennai Corporation have these canteens even as it is being expanded to some other parts of the state.
     
Further, she launched the first phase of Corporation of Chennai's scheme to provide five lakh mosquito nets to persons living on the banks of river Cooum. A total of 78,184 nets have been procured for the first phase.
     
She launched the scheme by giving away nets to four beneficiaries.

(Agencies)

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