AMMA Schemes for TNPSC exams

Amma Schemes for TNPSC exams

1. AMMA Unavagam

  • Under the scheme, municipal corporations of the state-run canteens serving subsidized food at low prices
  • All Municipal Corporations
  • Since 2014

2. AMMA Baby Care Kit

  • Every mother who gave birth in the government hospital gets 16 types of products worth Rs 1000
  • kit contains a baby towel, dress, bed, mosquito net, baby oil, soap, sanitizer, doll, medicine (for both the mother and the baby)

3. AMMA Kudineer

  • Launched on September 15, 2013, on the `105’ birth anniversary of
  • Annadurai
  • A mineral water production and distribution project
  • The project involves the production and packaging of mineral water in one-liter plastic bottles and selling them in long-distance running state-owned buses and in bus stations.
  • The price has been fixed at INR 10 per bottle
  • The scheme is run by the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, with a production plant in Gummidipoondi in Thiruvallur district
  • poor families across the city would receive 20 liters of purified drinking water free of cost.
  • In the first phase, 100 localities in Chennai will be chosen for this initiative.
  • on a 55-acre land that belongs to the Institute of Road Transport (IRT), a subsidiary of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation.
  • The total dissolved solids (TDS) in the water is reported to be below 50 parts per million (ppm)
  • Since 2014

4. AMMA salt

  • made by the Tamil Nadu Salt Corporation (TNSC) for the benefit of the weaker sections
  • three varieties – Double Fortified Salt, Refined Free Flow Iodized Salt, and Low Sodium Salt
  • priced at Rs. 25, Rs. 21 and Rs. 14
  • To give an impetus to the development of the backward area of Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu in South India.
  • To generate employment opportunities to ameliorate the living condition of the weaker segment of the society.
  • To exploit the potential resource of the sea for the production of salt, salt based bye-products and marine chemicals.
  • To eliminate the commonly prevailingmicronutrient deficiencies like Iron and Iodine among the school going children, women and other rural population by the supplementation of Iron & Iodine through iodized Salt and Double Fortified Salt.

5. AMMA Amudham Super Markets

  • 54 AMMA Amudham Departmental store in 25 districts on 11.01.2016.
  • By Tamilnadu Civil Supplies Corporation
  • under Prize Stabilization Fund
  • To provide provisional things in the cheap price


  • It was announced by Jayalalithaa in September 2014
  • First from Srirangam constituency in Tiruchi district in January 2015.
  • To help lower and middle-income groups purchase cement at subsidized prices.
  • Amma Cement hit markets at Rs.190 a bag
  • Produced by Tamilnadu Cements Corporation Limited (TANCEM)
  • Beneficiaries – Government’s Solar Powered Greenhouse Scheme
  • and PM Awas Yojana
  • The original cost of a cement bag is about Rs 360 here and the price will be reduced to nearly half under the scheme.
  • Consumers building houses will be issued 50 bags per 100 square feet, subject to a maximum of 750 bags for 1,500 square feet.
  • The general public can get a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 100 cement bags under the scheme.
  • Sold through 220 godowns of the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC)
  • Sold through 250 godowns of the Rural Development and Panchayat Department across the State.


  • Launched the “Amma seeds” scheme on January 2, 2016.
  • To provide certified quality seeds to farmers with a view to increasing agricultural production in the State
  • To encourage farmers to use certified seed.
  • Urban residential areas will be encouraged to produce Vegetables above the roofs of the houses.
  • Sold through Amma Service Centres and at a reasonable price
  • Tamil Nadu Seeds Development Agency (TNDSA) will act as the nodal body
  • Expanding a scheme for urban citizens to grow vegetables at home to Tiruchirappalli and Madurai.
  • The scheme, which involves providing kits with necessary ingredients to people to try out vegetable farming in the urban environment, has been successfully implemented in Chennai and Coimbatore following its launch last year (2015)


  • Launched on 26, June 2014
  • These medical shops sell all kinds of medicines – generic and branded lower than the market rates.
  • It will ‘sell quality medicines at fair prices’
  • Daily wage laborers are the most benefited from this scheme.
  • Chennai, Erode, Salem, Cuddalore, Erode, Madurai, Sivaganga and Virudhunagar


  • In 20, January 2016 the toll-free number 1100
  • For round the clock throughout the year
  • In the initial phase to receive at least 15,000 calls per day
  • for people to register grievances about government departments.
  • The details of the grievances from callers would be sent to officials concerned through e-mail, phone calls, and text messages.
  • The caller too would be informed about the officer, who has been informed of the complaint and further the action taken on it
  • The Amma call center is considered as an extension of CM’s cell, where she receives petitions from the public directly or by post or e-mail.


  • It was announced on August 8, 2014
  • Amma Makkal Sevai Maiyyam’ (Amma People’s Service Centre)
  • The corporations on every Wednesday hold this center – For Urban Audience
  • To facilitate the delivery of public services such as the issue of birth and death certificates, trade licenses, ration cards, drinking water, and sewage connections, permission for building and so on.
  • The objective of the service centers was to help out those who could not meet officials on tour and to avoid any delay in the delivery of services.
  • Since June 21, 2013

11. AMMA Vegetable Shops

  • This scheme is being implemented on 21 June 2013.
  • Pannai Pasumai Nugarvor Kootturavu Kadai or farm-fresh cooperative store
  • To control rising vegetable prices
  • These fair price vegetable shops to sell farm-fresh vegetables at substantially lower rates in Chennai and its suburbs
  • The government departments (cooperation, food and consumer protection) procure vegetables directly from the farmers for the shops.
  • With this step, the government has been able to keep the prices low by keeping the middlemen at bay.
  • What is noteworthy that the move has not burdened the exchequer with a subsidy burden.

12. AMMA Micro Loans scheme

  • Launched on January 23, 2016
  • To provide micro loans for small traders who were affected by last
  • year’s (2015) floods.
  • The traders can avail loan upto Rs.5,000 from cooperative banks and the government will pay the interest of 11%.
  • They can repay it as little as Rs. 200 a week over 25 weeks.
  • Those who do not repay the loan in 25 weeks will be charged a nominal interest of 4% on the outstanding amount
  • Those who pay on time are eligible for higher loans upto Rs. 25,000.
  • Sellers of flowers, fruits and vegetables, and other small vendors
  • The objective of the scheme is to help out small traders who are forced to take loans at a high rate of interest from moneylenders

13. AMMA Mobile

  • Announced in September 2015
  • Mobile phone handset with a 3G sim card, a camera, and GPRS
  • Under the scheme, “computerized mobile phones” loaded with special Tamil software would be provided to 20,000 self-help group (SHG) trainers in the first phase at a cost of Rs 15 crore,
  • The monthly cost for operating the phones would be borne by the Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women.

14. AMMA Laptops

  • From 15, September 2011 for school students
  • studying in Government and Government-aided schools and colleges in the state to facilitate them in acquiring better skills.
  • From Plus Two onwards to Under Graduates, including those pursuing Engineering and Polytechnic.
  • Though of different brands, each laptop is equipped with a dual-core processor with 2GB RAM, 120 Hard Disk with WiFi facility.
  • Designed to ensure computer penetration and bridging the digital divide
  • The state-owned ELCOT (Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu) functions as the nodal agency
  • Other states with Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha following suit.

Transgender measures

  • first state to introduce a transgender (hijra/ aravani) welfare policy.
  • A special database of transgenders – first in the country
  • Transgender welfare board – 15 April as ‘Thirunangai Day’ (Transgender Day) to commemorate the day in which the Transgender Welfare Board was formed
  • Free ration cards and free housing schemes
  • Opportunity to change sex without any fee through operation at the Government General Hospital.
  • Free education in Manonmaniyam Sundaranar university
  • Monthly stipend of 3000 rupees
  • Swapna is the first trans person to clear TNPSC Group IV exams
  • K. Prithika Yashini received appointment orders from Chennai City Police


  • AMMA Bus – Chennai Small bus
  • AMMA TNFDC Fish Stall Chennai
  • FREE RICE (20KG) For the Poor
  • AMMA Mixie, Grinder and Fan
  • Free Milch Cow and Goat
  • AMMA Gym
  • Proposed AMMA Cinemas

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