New Delhi (SunstarTV Bureau): The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has entered into MoU with Zomato under Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNibhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme, for home delivery of street food in six cities.
Under the project initially both MoHUA and Zomato will run a pilot program by on-boarding 300 vendors across Bhopal, Ludhiana, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Vadodara.
Notably, on October 5 last year, MoHUA entered into MoU with Swiggy.
“The street vendors will be helped with PAN and fssai registration, training on technology/ partner app usage, menu digitization and pricing, hygiene and packaging best practices. Upon the successful completion of the pilot, MoHUA and Zomato plan to expand this initiative across the country in phases,” it said.
As per the MoHUA, this will give street food vendors online access to thousands of consumers and help these vendors grow their businesses.
Besides, MoHUA has launched the Mobile Application for PMSVANidhi se Samriddhi- Socio-economic profiling of PM SVANidhi beneficiaries and their families to link them to various Central government Schemes.
“Covid-19 pandemic has restricted consumers from stepping out and forced them to follow physical distancing norms. In the given scenario it is important to connect Street Food Vendors with technology-enabled platforms to help them grow their business, thus helping them gain financially,” said the ministry.
The MoHUA has coordinated with the key stakeholders including Municipal Corporations, fssai, Zomato and GST officials to ensure that street food vendors are facilitated in completing the necessary prerequisites for this initiative.