The concept of Tamil Nadu's Amma canteens has impressed Chinese officials enough to want to replicate it Chogqing city in China, which is the sister-city of Chennai, according to an agreement signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.
On Friday, Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy showed different welfare schemes which were implemented in Chennai. The delegation was impressed by the idea of Amma Canteens and might replicate the same model in their city, reported The New Indian Express.
The Ministry of External Affairs had also announced that the Chennai Corporation and Chongqing Municipality would exchange resources for development on solid waste management and reclamation. It will also include education, urban planning and environment, according to TNIE.
The Amma canteen welfare scheme was started in 2013. Many officials and ministers from other states have visited these canteens and shown interest in replicating the same scheme in other states. The Corporation has decided to begin 107 more Amma canteens in the city.