Amma pharmacies to be launched across Tamil Nadu
The AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu has decided to open 100 Amma Marunthagam (pharmacies) across the state. The move is likely to win more goodwill for chief minister J Jayalalithaa. The state already have some other welfare schemes like Amma canteens, water and salt which provide services at subsidized price. The new Amma Pharmacies will provide subsidized medicine for the poor. CM Jayalalithaa had promised the people for the creation of a welfare state and these steps seem to be the echo the same commitment. The state government had announced that Rs 20 crore will be used from the price distribution fund for opening the Amma pharmacies.