Amma Cement sales touch one crore bags mark
Tamil Nadu government has sold one crore bags of subsidised Amma Cement to over one lakh beneficiaries across the state in about six months. Announced by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on September 26 last year, it was launched on January 5 this year in Tiruchirappalli district and subsequently was made available across the state. In just 15 days after the launch, one lakh bags were sold to beneficiaries. Amma Cement is available at a subsidised rate of Rs 190 per bag. A maximum of 750 bags of cement is being given to individuals who build houses up to a maximum of 1,500 sq ft. Those who renovate or repair their existing houses are also eligible to get a maximum of 100 bags.