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India’s First Healthy & Hygienic Food Street ‘PRASADAM’ Unveiled

Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, inaugurated the country’s first Healthy & Hygienic Food Street, ‘PRASADAM,’ in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. The initiative aims to connect citizens with pure and safe local and traditional food, aligning them with safe and healthy eating habits.

The initiative will be implemented in every city to ensure healthy food reaches all across the nation.

Dr. Mandaviya and Dr. Mohan Yadav jointly inaugurated 17 civil works, including two Public Health Unit blocks, 54 Chief Minister Sanjeevni Health Clinics, three Integrated Public Health Labs, Emergency Covid response package, three Community Health Centres, and eight Primary Health Care Centres. They also launched the Mannhit app, an initiative for mental health screening, and completed the Digital Bhoomi Pujan under the National Health Mission.

The Union Health Minister commended the development of infrastructure and facilities near food streets, including training and capacity building of street food vendors on food safety and hygiene. He explored the vibrant stalls at Eat Right Millets Melas and interacted with trained food handlers.

Dr. Mohan Yadav praised the initiative of Food Street, which will ensure healthy and clean food is available to all in an engaging manner, contributing to a healthy nation.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released “The DART Book” to empower consumers to tackle food adulteration at home with simple tests. A mobile food testing van called Food Safety on Wheels (FSW) was launched to reach remote areas and conduct training and awareness activities.

Prasadam, spread over 939 square meters with 17 shops, offers convenient and culturally rich dining options for the 1-1.5 lakh devotees visiting the Mahakaleshwar Temple daily. The food street will contribute to economic growth and community engagement.

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