Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Food Processing Industries
15-December-2010 17:49 IST
A Central Scheme for upgradation of Quality of Street Food in 11 Cities has been approved by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Food Street Component in Six Cities in Various States has also been approved
The Minister for Food Processing Industries, Sh. Subodh Kant Sahai has said that his Ministry has mooted a scheme on “Up gradation of Quality of Street Food” for implementation during the 11th Plan period. Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha recently, he informed the scheme is yet to be approved by the Ministry of Finance for implementation on a pilot basis in 11 cities (for “Safe Food Town “ component) and in 6 cities (for “Food-Street” component). The outcome of these pilot projects will help the Ministry in implementation of the scheme more effectively in the 12th Five Year Plan.

He said, Initial preparatory work had been initiated in 2008-09 for “Safe Food Town” Component of the Scheme in 11 cities viz. Ranchi, Nagpur, Kochi, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Agra, Guwahati, Agartala, Shillong, Panaji and Surat and for “Food-Street” component in the 6 cities of Tirupati, Hyderabad, Amritsar, Varanasi, Udaipur and Guwahati.

He informed Chennai was included for the proposed cities where the preparatory work for Safe Town Component. The Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries wrote to the Tamil Nadu Government about this but the Tamil Nadu government neither responded nor participated in the meeting held for the purpose on 29th January, 2009.

Sh. Sahai said no proposal under the scheme could be considered for implementation as the scheme is yet to be approved by the competent authority.