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Government sells one crore bags of Amma Cement; 1.3 lakh families benefit

In all, Amma Cement was supplied through 470 godowns across the State. -Photo: A. Muralitharan

In all, Amma Cement was supplied through 470 godowns across the State. -Photo: A. Muralitharan  

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The State government has sold one crore bags of Amma Cement till date benefiting 1.33 lakh families.

Launched early this year for the benefit of poor and middle class people, the government decided to supply cement at a subsidised price as the market price was considered too high.

According to the scheme, cement was sold at Rs.190 per bag through Rural Development Department, Civil Supplies Corporation and Self Help Groups affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Women’s Development Corporation.

In all, Amma Cement was supplied through 470 godowns across the State. For those constructing houses below 1,500 sq.ft, the government was supplying 750 bags of cement and 10 to 100 bags were being sold for those repairing houses.

From the day it was launched in January, one crore bags had been sold as on July 16, weighing 5.17 lakh metric tonnes.

The scheme was not only bringing down the cost of construction, it also provided quality cement, according to an official release from Tamil Nadu Cements Limited. It has also launched a toll free number 1800-425-22000 for public to know the details of the scheme, the release added.

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