Right after winning the elections, YSRCP government had ordered for change of Anna Canteen's label. The latest update is, the government has stopped paying salaries for the canteen workers.
In Guntur, Anna canteen workers staged a protest demanding the government to pay salaries which are unpaid for the last four months. There are nearly 20,000 workers in the district and they are really worried about the future now. There is also a rumour that the government is soon planning to shut down all the canteen in the district.
In the protest one of the canteen worker appealed to the government said it should clarify its stand on running Anna canteens. "Even when we are sick, we worked very hard day and night for the canteen. For the four months, we did not get salaries and we have no other option rather than to protest. Hope the government promptly reacts and addresses our issue at the earliest," said a worker.
An individual who runs the canteen said we are hearing from government sources that canteen may stop functioning from August 1st but an official announcement is awaited. This canteen feeds the poor and needy but they will have to struggle now.