CHENNAI: In yet another Amma brand initiative, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday announced the sale of Amma Cement at a concessionary rate to people in the lower and middle income groups, who are affected by the spurt in the price.
Already, the AIADMK government is implementing many welfare initiatives like Amma Unavagams, Amma Mineral Water, Amma Salt, Amma Seeds and Amma Pharmacies.
Expressing confidence that the Amma Cement scheme would lessen the burden of people in constructing houses, the Chief Minister said in a statement here that under the new scheme, two lakh metric tonnes of cement would be procured every month from private players in Tamil Nadu and would be sold at a concessionary rate of `190 per bag.
The cement would be sold through the 220 godowns of the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation and 250 warehouses of the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department located in corporations, municipalities, town panchayats and panchayat unions.
The product would also be sold through District Supply and Marketing Societies which can stock 400 bags at a time.
The sale would be regulated by the federation of self-help groups at the panchayat level to be selected by district collectors, the CM said.
For constructing 100 sqft, 50 bags of cement can be bought at a reduced rate, while a maximum of 750 bags can be availed of under the scheme for constructing 1,500 sqft. For repairing or renovating a house, 10 to 100 bags of cement would be provided at a concessionary rate, the Chief Minister added. Those who wish to avail of this scheme should produce the approved plan of the building. More: P6