TN Govt Announces 'Amma Seeds' for Farmers
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Continuing with its various welfare initiatives, the Tamil Nadu government today announced its decision to supply 'Amma' seeds to provide farmers and general public with quality seeds at reasonable price.

Making a suo motu statement in the Assembly, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said the quality Amma Seeds would be available in the proposed Amma outlets across the state.

The government would set up Amma Seed Agency by coordinating government seed farms, seed production units and farmers, she said. "The agency will be set up with adequate staff at Rs 156.74 crore."

The quality seeds produced in these farms would be supplied as Amma seeds through Amma outlets at a reasonable price.

The announcement comes close on the heels of the government launching "Amma" Amudam Supermarkets, 'Amma Pharmacies' and subsidised 'Amma Salt' recently even as 'Amma Canteens' and 'Amma Mineral Water', both low-cost initiatives, have been well received by a large section of the people.

Jayalalithaa is popularly addressed as Amma (Mother) by her party workers and supporters.

Jayalalithaa also said 'Amma Farm Women Empowerment Programme' would be executed to provide training in farm inputs, water harvesting and post harvesting activities.

Around 770 farm women groups would be formed and loans and revolving fund will be made available to them, under this scheme.

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Aug 08, 2014
06:03 AM

Saint Tyagaraja sang, "Jagame Rama Mayam" which means that Rama pervades the entire universe.

Looks like everything in Ammanadu is pervaded by the ubiquitous Amma. Had Orwell been alive today, he would have called her the Big Amma.

Visakhapatnam, India
Aug 08, 2014
05:12 AM

Amma ego !

gayatri, madrid
Aug 08, 2014
03:44 AM

Amma seeds leads to amma trees, amma fruits and grains and total ammaism all over. If for some reason in future God forbid, amma has to leave power, the whole state will end up looking like orphanage.

That is until the Karuna Appa takes over at the age of 95.

Non Fanatic, London
Aug 08, 2014
12:05 AM

Can amma seed s grow using ordinary water or does it need amma water? There must be amma sunlight and amma air for the crops.  The land of course is already amma land.

Tamilnadu has become Ammanadu. You use amma toothpaste for brushing, amma water for bathing, amma canteens for food, amma bus for transport........and life ends at amma mortuary.

Tamilians have become just like Rahul Gandhi. Cannot grow out of mother.

Akash Verma, Chennai
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