While SEWA and NASVI
had advocated for the national policy, they felt that a national policy was not enough: that street vendors also needed legal rights.
We are working together with NASVI
to raise awareness and education on food safety practices and hygiene among street food vendors".
Announcing this at the Press Club of India here today, NASVI
national coordinator Arbind Singh said the winter delight is set to attract thousands of foodies over the three days, as master street food vendors of different regions of India would deliver their signature dishes.
Advocate Indira Unninayar -- the counsel for NASVI
-- opposed the civic bodies' conditions that the medical certificate should be obtained, saying it is impractical and it is another tool to harass the vendors.
NASVI is a network and advocacy platform comprising 740 street vendor organisations, trade unions and communitybased groups across 23 states.
Talking about the path ahead for the company, Abhigyan said following its registration, NASVI member food vendors, and even social entrepreneurs, can take an equity stake in it.
NASVI plans to attract capital from institutions, private investors, employees and " like- minded" individuals to facilitate the growth of street food vendors.
According to NASVI, it would be a commercially viable and sustainable business model.
By December, all vendors serving safe food will also carry a stamp of NASVI to ensure consumers of its quality.
In consultation with the government and food safety experts, NASVI has prepared elaborate guidelines to be followed by every vendor which cover something as basic as not touching any part of ' Safe' street food for Delhi belly did not have enough staff to carry out the process, NASVI plans to professionalise the whole industry by bringing all stakeholders on board.
NASVI has already sent a detailed project report to FSSAI following a survey of the vendors.
Their role will be crucial for the creation of such zones," said Arbind Singh, founder and coordinator, NASVI.