Amma Hasthams cheme launched Andhra Pradesh

CM to launch 9 essential items for Rs.185/- scheme HYDERABAD: The Chief Minister Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy will launch the unique “Amma Hastham” scheme on the Ugadi Day on 11th April at Ravindra Bharathi.

This is the first of its kind scheme in the country to help the poor and common people in the State. Under the scheme, 2.25 crs white card holders in the State will be provided 9 essential commodities in one package for just Rs.185/- every month.

Amma Hastham scheme will be implemented from from Ugadi festival


This will benefit about 7.5 crs people, almost 90 per cent of the State’s population. Total cost of these items is Rs.292/- which will be provided for Rs.185/-. Each family will be benefitted Rs.107/- per month. The Rs.185/- package will include 1 kg toor dal, 1 litre palm oil, 1 kg whole meal atta, 1 kg wheat, half kg sugar, 1 kg salt, quarter kg chilli powder, half kg tamarind and 100 grams turmeric powder. Quality of the products will also be maintained. It may be recalled here that about 2.25 crs white card holding families are already being given quality rice at Re.1 per kg every month and 7.5 crs people are benefitted by this.

The Chief Minister Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy formally launched the ‘mana biyyam’ scheme at Lalitha Kalathoranam, Hyderabad on 16.01.2013. Under the scheme ‘Quality’ rice procured from our State, is being distributed to the people through the Ration shops. Basket of 9 commodities to be distributed for Rs 185/- from Ugadi are:

Sl. No Commodities Qty per Card Consumer Price(Rs.) Open Market Price Rs.) Cardholder benefit (Rs.) 1 RG Dal 1 kg 50/- 73/- 23/- 2 P.Oil 1 ltr 40/- 58/- 18/- 3 Whole meal atta 1 kg 16.50 25/- 8.50 4 Wheat 1 kg 7/- 18/- 11/- 5 Sugar ½ kg 6.75 17/- 10.25 6 Salt (Iodized) 1 kg 5/- 14/- 9/- 7 Chilli powder ¼ kg 20/- 35/- 15/- 8 Tamarind ½ kg 30/- 40/- 10/- 9 Turmeric powder 100 gms 10/- 12/- 2/- Total 185 292/- 107/

He said the scheme has been taken up for the welfare of the poor in the State. He said the present rate the nine essential goods will continue for a year. He also said the people have the chance to take only what they needed from the nine commodities.

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