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Anna Canteens an instant hit in Andhra

Days after the Andhra Pradesh government launched 'Anna Canteens' in various parts of the state, the drive has become an instant success. Taking cue from Amma canteens in Tamil Naidu, the Andhra Pradesh government has started Anna Canteens in major towns of the state. Anna, means elder brother, which is in reference to late N. T. Rama Rao, the founder of ruling Telugu Desam Party. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had inaugurated 60 canteens on July 11 with more than 40 canteens operating from July 12. Cashier of one of the Anna Canteens, Govardhana Giridhara Rap said, "public response is good. A huge floating in the business has been seen".