After canteens and mineral water, Tamil Nadu gets 'Amma Salt'
Moneylife Digital Team 11 June 2014

‘Amma Salt’, an initiative of the Tamil Nadu Salt Corp, will now be available in the open market across the state at prices lesser than those of private producers

Following the success of pro-poor canteens and mineral water schemes, the Jayalalithaa Government on Wednesday launched 'Amma Salt' in Tamil Nadu.

 

Termed as yet another pro-poor measure, the Jayalalithaa Government launched three varieties of low-cost salt named after the Chief Minister herself.

 

Jayalalithaa launched ‘Amma Salt’ at the Secretariat in Chennai, which follows up her government’s earlier initiatives like the subsidised ‘Amma’ Canteens and ‘Amma’ Mineral Water.

 

Jayalalithaa is addressed as ‘Amma’ (Mother) by her supporters.

 

The Tamil Nadu Salt corp has launched three varieties — Double Fortified, Low Sodium and Refined Free Flow Iodised Salt — under the ‘Amma’ Salt banner.

 

‘Amma Salt’, an initiative of the Tamil Nadu Salt Corp, will now be available in the open market at about Rs4 lesser than those of private producers.

 

According to a release, the rates of salt sold by private producers in the market were Rs25, Rs21, and Rs14 for Low Sodium, Double Fortified and Refined Free Flow Iodised Salt, respectively.

 

The Government will sell the same varieties of ‘Amma Salt’ at Rs21, Rs14 and Rs10, it added.

 

The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)’s other freebies include rice, mixer-grinder, fans, and milch animals for respective beneficiaries.

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