Source:India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, New Delhi, India (2017)
The food regulator in India, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has launched a national campaign to give training to street food vendors for improving their hygiene practices and safety standards. However, suitable facility/ equipment are equally important for preparation and vending of safe and hygienic food. Keeping this in mind Kakinada took initiative to improve street food-vending facility in the city. Under the initiative, modern food-vending carts were procured for street eateries. These carts were rovided to food vendors from economically weaker section of the society by arrangement of bank loans.