Street Food Vendors Will Now Be Online, Centre Signs MoU With Swiggy
To bring street food vendors online, the Centre government has joined hands with Swiggy.
Announcing the collaboration, the Centre and Swiggy will start it as a pilot in five cities — Delhi, Indore, Chennai, Varanasi, and Ahmedabad.
As per The Union and Urban Affairs Ministry (MoHUA), it has onboarded 250 street food vendors in these cities and will soon roll out the initiative across the country.
With this initiative, MoHUA aims to provide street vendors with the opportunity to sell online and is targetting close to 50 lakh street vendors in and around urban areas.
This initiative is said to be under the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AatmaNibhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme.
Coordinated with Swiggy, GST officials, FSSAI, and municipal corporations, this initiative will give street vendors access to an online consumer base, suggests multiple media reports.
In a webinar with the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra, Swiggy’s CFO Rahul Bothra and the Joint Secretary Sanjay Kumar signed an MoU on the same.
The PM SVANidhi Scheme will also allow vendors to avail a loan of Rs 10,000, which can be repaid in instalments over one year.
As per sources, Swiggy is working closely with the FSSAI to bring in the best practices and hygiene measures in place.
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