Amma Hastham

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Amman Hastham is a welfare program by the Government of Andhra Pradesh that provides nine essential 9 food commodities every month at a subsidised rate of Rs. 185.[1] It benefits 22.5 million people in the state.[2][3]


The scheme was started on Ugadi day in April 2013 by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Kiran Kumar Reddy at Visakhapatnam at Apannapalem village.[4]

The scheme costs Rs. 6.60 billion per year.[5]


  1. ^ ‘Amma Hastham’ launched for white cardholders. The Hindu (12 April 2013).
  2. ^ Chief Minister seeks report on Amma Hastham. The Hindu (8 May 2013).
  3. ^ CM to fine tune Amma Hastham Archived 13 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. Deccan Chronicle (26 May 2013).
  4. ^ "CM to launch 'Amma Hastham' scheme today". The Times of India. (11 April 2013).
  5. ^ Food security bill