Govt partners with Swiggy to take street food vendors online

The ministry said street vendors will be helped with PAN and FSSAI registration, training on technology and partner app usage, menu digitisation and pricing, hygiene and packaging best practices.
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The urban affairs ministry has signed an MoU with food delivery platform Swiggy to enable street food vendors to tap a bigger market using the company's e-commerce platform for more business.

To begin with, a pilot will be carried out involving 250 vendors across five cities - Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Indore and Varanasi, expanding to other cities.

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The ministry said street vendors will be helped with PAN and FSSAI registration, training on technology and partner app usage, menu digitisation and pricing, hygiene and packaging best practices.

According to the statement, the agreement was signed with Swiggy on Monday as a part of Prime Minister Street Vendor's Atmanibhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme under which urban street vendors are getting loans of up to Rs 10,000 at subsidised interest rate to help them resume their livelihoods which was adversely affected due to Covid-19 lockdown.

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This partnership is seen as yet another move by the MoHUA to empower street vendors with digital technology and facilitate greater income-earning opportunities by being present on a popular online food delivery platform like Swiggy, added the statement.

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