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100 Food streets in 100 districts

 

Source: PIB

 Context: The Ministry of Health has proposed the operationalization of ‘100 food streets across 100 districts’ in the country to promote safe and hygienic food practices.

 

About the  Eat Right Food Street Project:

Key DetailsDescription
AimTo promote safe and healthy food practices, reduce food-borne illnesses, and improve overall health outcomes
Implementing AuthorityMinistry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
FundingFinancial assistance of ₹1 crore per food street/district provided to States and Union Territories
ImplementationThrough the National Health Mission (NHM) in convergence with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and technical support from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
Number of Food Streets100 food streets in 100 districts across the country
About National Health MissionIt was launched in 2013 subsuming the National Rural Health Mission and the National Urban Health Mission, with the aim to achieve universal access to equitable, affordable & quality healthcare services that are accountable and responsive to people’s needs.