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Why is it in the news?

  • Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare inaugurated India’s first Healthy & Hygienic Food Street, ‘PRASADAM,’ at Neelkanth Van, Mahakal Lok, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

More about the initiative

  • Prasadam aims to connect people across the country with pure and safe local and traditional food.
  • In line with the vision of ‘Viksit Bharat@2047,’ striving to make India a developed nation by its 100th year of independence in 2047.
  • The food street offers various facilities, including a kids’ play area, drinking water facility, CCTV surveillance, parking, public conveniences, and seating spaces.
  • It aims to enhance Ujjain’s tourism allure, safeguard its culinary heritage, and contribute to fostering economic development.
  • The initiative receives financial support extended to states and Union Territories (UTs) under the National Health Mission, with funding distribution ratios of either 60:40 or 90:10.
  • Standard branding of these food streets will be done in accordance with FSSAI guidelines.

·       The food street at Neelkanth Van, Mahakal Lok in Ujjain is the first among 100 food streets planned across the country.

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