PM SVANIDHI Scheme: The government has taken a big initiative to help roadside street food vendors. The government has decided to provide them market by linking them with online platforms. Under PM SVANIDHI Scheme, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has tied up with Indian restaurant aggregator and food delivery start-up Zomato to provide roadside vendors an online market.
Food aggregator Zomato has agreed to work with the government to provide better market for street food vendors. It is to be known that the government has already signed an MoU in this regard with Swiggy.
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The move will benefit 300 food vendors of six cities.
To start with, 300 food vendors in six cities will be given training by Zomato. Bhopal, Nagpur, Patna, Vadodara, Nagpur and Ludhiana have been identified as the city where this initiative will be given reality.
On successful completion of the first phase, food aggregator Zomato will take this to 125 cities and train street food vendors across India.
The MoU was signed between PM SVANIDHI Yojana director and representatives of Zomato. As per this deal, Zomato will not only train these street vendors on food safety and hygiene, but will also take care of their PAN card, FSSAI registration, digitisation of food menu and fixing food prices.
Earlier in October 2020, the government has also made similar agreement with food aggregator Swiggy.
The move is to help street food vendors get online market and more customers. This online initiative of government to tie up with Zomato and Swiggy will go on a long way to help vendors and give a push to Modi government digital push.