Visakhapatnam, June 26 : The hypocrisy over the Government’s trumpeting on, and the hollowness of, the Amma Hastam scheme was exposed lock, stock and barrel when the villagers of Krishnapuram in Narsipatnam assembly constituency of Visakhapatnam district complained to YS Sharmila that they are getting sub-standard groceries from fair price shops under the scheme.
When Sharmila began her Maro Praja Prasthanam Padayatra from Krishnapuram this morning, local womenfolk met her carrying the substandard groceries purchased from the ration shops and poured out their woes.
The women opened the packets of turmeric, chilli powder, rice and other items and complained that the Government has been supplying groceries of very poor quality through the Amma Hastam scheme.
“They are charging Rs.185 per a pack of nine items but not even a single item is of good quality,” the women told Sharmila, showing the groceries of the poor quality.
“This only exposes the hollowness of the Amma Hastam scheme which was introduced by the Government in the election year,” she said, adding that the scheme is a complete sham. INN