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Min of Food Processing Industries, NASVI and Nestlé collaborate to raise awareness on Food Safety Practices and Hygiene

As a part of implementation of Swachhta Action Plan, for the year 2017-18, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India jointly with Nestlé India and NASVI will organize trainings for 500 street food vendors in New Delhi to generate awareness on food quality and safety. While street food vending is an important source of employment for a large population, a variety of constraints including lack of knowledge and skills in business, limited training opportunities, and restricted mobility have prevented street vendors from improving their skills and capabilities. Recognising this challenge, The Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India in association with Nestlé India and NASVI launched “Project Serve Safe Food” in New Delhi today to train street food vendors on health, hygiene, safe food handling, waste disposal and entrepreneurship. The programme has been rolled out in a phased manner by Nestlé India with the first leg being launched in Goa in November 2016 followed by Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala conducting, training programmes for over 4000 street food vendors. The training programme was chaired by Mr. Parag Gupta, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India.