Brand Amma only got larger on Saturday with Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa pronouncing the authorities would assemble airconditioned Amma marriage halls for folks from economically weaker sections who cannot afford to hire such halls.

Brand Amma only got larger on Saturday with Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa pronouncing the authorities would assemble airconditioned Amma marriage halls for folks from economically weaker sections who cannot afford to hire such halls.

In a statement in Chennai, she said, 11 Amma union halls would be built at the cost of Rs 83 crore at 11 locations across the state.

“ Amma marriage halls have been purchased by me for the advantage of poor. The halls will have facilities including air-conditioned rooms for groom and bride, guest rooms, dining hall and kitchen,” the chief minister said. The Tamil Nadu Housing Board and cooperative societies will be constructing the Amma union halls.

The Amma union halls are the latest improvement to the list of vital subsidized items that Jayalalithaa government doles out across the state included in welfare measures.

The Amma canteens became a runaway hit, giving birth to Brand Amma that Jayalalithaa began assembling assiduously, adding one item after another so as to reach every aspect of human life.

Brand Amma offers drinking water, medicines, subsidized cement, fruits, and vegetables.

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