Municipal commissioner beats people at Anna Canteen

anna-cAnna Canteens where Rs 5 meal is served has become an instant hit in Andhra Pradesh.

The scheme has been drawing a huge response and the government had received several requests to extend it to more areas.

Rush for food at recently started Anna Canteen at Yemmiganur Kurnool district AP; almost stampede-like situation, staff unable to control; municipal commissioner Raghurami Reddy ran out of patience and manhandled people lining up for lunch

A municipal official in Andhra Pradesh lost his cool today at a crowd that was mobbing the counters of a government subsidised canteen and beat up several people.

The govt will be spending Rs 200 crore a year on the scheme. Meals are provided at a subsidised cost. The actual cost of the meal per head is Rs 57 (3 times a day), of which Rs 15 is paid by the beneficiary and govt bears the remaining.