Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Street-food vending carts to be modernised

KOCHI: Kochi Corporation is all set to bring in a novelty in street vending. Now people can think of more hygienically prepared food off the streets in a modern vendor cart.

The makeshift shack is to undergo a change with the local bodys intervention with an aim to upgrade street vending of food, by standardising the quality. This is the first in its kind of scheme in the State that is being implemented in the city with Rs. 25 lakh from the Poverty Social Fund of the Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project.

The first such cart would be handed over this week to a vendor at Vyttila. The stainless steel hand cart has been designed by city-based C-Earth with many facilities such as to stocking of potable drinking water as well as a waste management system, with a waste collecting bin attached to the cart.

The quality of water would be checked by the Corporation authorities and they would also check whether the waste management is properly done. The placement of carts is also important as the surrounding needs to be hygienic. The aim is to provide safe food for the people

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