Food regulator FSSAI on Wednesday said it plans to launch a national campaign to train street food vendors to help improve their hygiene practices and safety standards.
To promote authentic Indian street food, the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) in partnership with FSSAI is organising a three-day National Street Food Festival to be held at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in the national capital starting 23 December.
More than 300 cuisines from 25 states will be offered by 500 street food vendors from across the country.
"We have already trained 20,000 street vendors of Delhi under the project 'Clean Street Food'. We are planning to roll out this programme nationally to train about 15-20 lakh street vendors across the country," Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) CEO Pawan Kumar Agarwal said here.