Andhra Pradesh govt launches 'Anna Canteens'

The Andhra Pradesh government launched the much-awaited 'Anna Canteens' in various parts of the state.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated a canteen in Vijayawada to mark the launch of the programme while, in all, 60 'Anna Canteens' were opened in the first phase across the state.

The 'Akshaya Patra Foundation' will run these canteens.

Setting up 'Anna Canteens', where breakfast, lunch and dinner would be offered at Rs 5 each, was one of the promises the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) made ahead of the 2014 polls.

(Agencies)