TN to get Amma gyms and Amma park
After launching and running amma canteens and various other services under the name of 'Amma'. The state of Tamil Nadu will soon be able to get the benefit of Amma gym and Amma parks close to their houses. In a statement under Rule 110, she said 500 Amma Parks will be set up this year with entertainment, play and exercise equipment for children, women and senior citizens; pathways; cement benches; lawns; gardens and toilets at a cost of Rs 100 crore.
She said at a cost of Rs 10 lakh each, 500Amma Gyms will be set up in rural areas to strengthen the physical and mental well-being of village youngsters. The chief minister said self-help groups (SHGs) would be able to get loans from banks to the tune of Rs 6,000 crore. "In the last five years, banks have lent Rs 26,460 crore as loans to SHGs and this year it would be Rs 6,000 crore," she said.
Amma parks would be established in village panchayats at a cost of Rs 100 crore in this financial year. The parks would have good drinking water facility, toilets, play equipment, cement benches. Children, women and senior citizens can spend time in these parks which will also contain green grass," Jayalalithaa said in the assembly.