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India’s first healthy & hygienic food street ‘Prasadam’ inaugurated in Ujjain, ET HealthWorld

Ujjain: Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare inaugurated the country’s first healthy & hygienic food street, ‘Prasadam’, at Neelkanth Van, Mahakal Lok, in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. He said, “Prasadam will connect common citizens in every corner of the country with pure and safe local and traditional food. This endeavor will align common people and tourists to safe and healthy eating habits.”

The Union Health Minister commended the development of infrastructure and facilities near food streets including training and capacity building of street food vendors on food safety and hygiene. Dr Mandaviya explored the vibrant stalls at the Eat Right Millets Melas and interacted with trained food handlers as well.

Dr Mohan Yadav, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh praised the initiative of Food Street which will serve to ensure that healthy and clean food will be available to all in an engaging manner contributing to a healthy nation.

To empower consumers to tackle adulteration, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released ‘The DART Book’ to check common food adulterations at home with simple tests. Additionally, a mobile food testing van called Food Safety on Wheels (FSW) was launched to reach remote areas and conduct training and awareness activities, traveling from city to village to promote awareness campaigns and adulteration testing.

Spread over an area of ​​939 square meters with a total number of 17 shops, ‘Prasadam’ offers convenient and culturally rich dining options for the 1-1.5 lakh devotees who visit the Mahakaleshwar Temple daily. The newly launched food street is designed to provide various facilities including a kids’ play area, drinking water facility, CCTV surveillance, parking, public conveniences and seating spaces. In addition to enhancing Ujjain’s tourism appeal and preserving its culinary traditions, ‘Prasadam’ will also contribute to economic growth and community engagement.

The event was attended by various Members of Parliament, senior government officials as well as eminent dignitaries.

  • Published On Jan 8, 2024 at 12:57 PM IST

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