- Swiggy announced the expansion of its street food vendors program to 125 cities
- At the time of onboarding, all vendors will be registered with FSSAI
- Vendors to be provided with a Food Safety Training and Certification
THoD Newsdesk, New Delhi: On Thursday, Swiggy announced the expansion of its street food vendors program to 125 cities, under the banner of PM SVANidhi scheme. In the first phase, the company will pull in 36,000 street food vendors, Swiggy said in a statement.
This follows a trial that Swiggy initiated with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Chennai, Delhi and Indore, through which it has already onboarded over 300 street vendors on its platform, it added.
At the time of onboarding, all vendors will be registered with Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and provided with a Food Safety Training and Certification (FOSTAC) in partnership with FSSAI and their empanelled partners, Swiggy was quoted saying.
Swiggy COO Vivek Sunder was quoted saying, “As a platform committed to bringing the widest choice of food to the doorsteps of consumers safely and hygienically, we’re delighted to bring them their favourite street food which they have been missing for many months now.” He further added, “We thank the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for giving Swiggy the opportunity to do our bit to help them adapt to the ‘new normal’ and embrace and thrive in the digital economy.”
The company has curated a team to explore and identify iconic, popular, and proven-safe street vendors on the platform, Swiggy said. This venture will further help vendors who have been gravely affected by the pandemic, to reach out to their customers.