Eversince they have started in Andhra Pradesh (AP), Anna canteens have become popular, for the variety of meals, for just Rs. 5. Many labourers, women workers as well as youth are finding them to be a boon. The concept of setting up canteens and supplying food cheaply has caught on in all southern states, starting from Tamil Nadu's Amma canteens. The aim is to provide quality meals, prepared and served in hygeinic conditions, for an affordable rate. Minister Ganta Srinivas Rao was seen tasting the food at one of the Anna canteens.