Changanassery: Taluk unions of the Nair Service Society will start fair price cafeterias called ‘Padma’ along some of the main highways in the state, NSS General Secretary G Sukumaran Nair said.

The Self-Help Groups of NSS will supervise the project, he said while speaking in a conference.

Listing out the Society’s social welfare projects, Sukumaran Nair said NSS is operating 16 working women’s hostels in the state.

The café chain will also follow the working model of the hostels, he added.

The NSS Women Self Help Groups (SHGs) have 3,35,000 members state-wide. They are altogether managing business transactions worth Rs 1,792 crore. The NSS also contributed to Ockhi relief fund, he added.