The state government in Tripura has decided to dedicate the stretch of road from Battala to Paradise Chowmuhani in Agartala as a clean and safe street food lane.
This means that the street food vendors and stalls set up on the stretch will be certified by the government.
The district magistrate (DM) of West Tripura district, Debapriya Bardhan said, “All the food makers have to take extra precautions. The food should be cooked to maintain hygiene. We have taken the initiative to build confidence among the people who have a taste for street foods and can take the food from these stalls without any hesitation.”
He was speaking at a training program of the street vendors held at TB Association Hall where he made the announcement.
The program was also attended by health secretary Debasish Basu and director of health and family welfare Radha Debbarma.
Also speaking there, health secretary Basu said, “Many people love to take street food but most of the time they avoid it because they are a little sceptical about the hygiene of the food being prepared in these stalls. The state government has taken the initiative to certify the street food stalls that are safe.”
“The vendors who have their temporary stalls installed in the Battala to Paradise road will get documented and they have to follow some prescriptions from the departments,” he added.