June 18, 2018
Bengal Govt to set up 5 food zones to promote Kolkata street food
The State Government has decided to set up five food zones in Kolkata from where the famous street foods of the city would be sold in a hygienic manner. The project is targeted towards foreigners, who love street food but often baulk at having food made in conditions which are, by their standards, unhygienic.
The five zones would be located at Dharmatala, Dalhousie, the area around Victoria Memorial, Jorasanko and Millennium Park. The Government would provide the hawkers in these areas special training to prepare theirs foods in a hygienic way.
According to a survey carried out by Kolkata Municipal Corporation, which would also be a part of this project, foods like doi-phuchka, telebhaja and jhalmuri are especially popular among foreign visitors.
Compared to earlier times, many more foreigners visit Kolkata now, and Bengal as a whole. This is the result of the new tourism policies brought out by the Trinamool Congress Government, in which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has played a big role. This new decision would make the city more attractive to them in a way.
Source: Sangbad Pratidin