With chapathis to be served in all the Amma Unavagams, more than 1,600 women employees have begunworking in the canteens to roll out chapathis.

More than two lakh chapathis were prepared by them on Friday. Nearly eight more women will be working in each canteen.

Later, machines which were purchased for the purpose would be used, according to an official of Chennai Corporation.

A plate of two chapathis and dal is priced at Rs. 3.

Tree planting scheme

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday launched a scheme for planting 66 lakh banyan saplings. This is to mark Ms. Jayalalithaa’s 66 birthday, which falls on February 24.

The Chief Minister planted a sapling on the premises of the office of Director General of Police here. In each of the districts, as many as 2.06 lakh saplings would be planted by the Forests Department. Totally, the scheme would cost Rs. 49.18 crore, according to an official release.

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