Schevaran initiates Swachh Street Program at Mysuru Print

Schevaran initiates Swachh Street Program at Mysuru

Mysuru which was recently declared as the Cleanest City in India has now launched the clean street food initiative called the Swachh Street Food Program a collaborative effort between the government, industries and an academic institution to offer a platform for clean, safe, nutritious and affordable street food. The bhoomi pooja for this initiative was performed on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and the first anniversary of Swachh Bharat Abhiyana by MLA M.K Somashekar near Ballal circle and by MLA Tanveer Sait at Bannimantap. The two Swachh street food zones, which will come up near Ballal Circle and near St. Joseph Hospital - JSS Medical

College stretch in Bannimantap, will be ready in two months time. The Mysore City Corporation has planned the Clean Street Food model with the help of Padmashri Indira Chakravarty, Chief

Advisor Public Health Engineering Department, Government of West Bengal and Chair Person of the Advisory Board, Schevaran Innovation Centre Mysuru, Mrs Chakravarty has developed the renowned Calcutta model on street foods, which received Edourdo Souma Award from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. At the launch she said that this was the most innovative initiative to create Swachh Street Foods, stating that poor people should get nutritious and safe food at lowest cost. She said that street food played an important role in the food industry. Being India's cleanest city, Mysuru has taken the lead, engaging all pertinent stake holders for active participation and support. The effort had been linked with Schevaran Laboratory where it provides the vendors with kiosks, water tanks, hand gloves and caps, cleaning agents, hand sanitizers, umbrellas and plastic chairs. This is positive step; Indira Chakravarty said adding that the model of safe street food could be expanded to other locations in the city later.