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Street delights from across India at food fest

Lip-smacking delicacies from the country’s streets strewn across West Bengal, Punjab, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim among other states are served up by street vendors at a festival here.

“We are organising this fest for the public to experience street food and also to catch the eye of government officials and private enterprises to help professionalise street food vendors,” Arbind Singh, national coordinator, National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) said today.

The three-day festival from December 20 themed “Swad hai, Romanch Hai, Street Foods ki Baat hi Kuch Aur Hai” scheduled at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium has minimum Rs 30 entry ticket.

“We try to bring in various delicacies and to participate every year we invent new varieties of the street food also. All participants have to undergo rigorous training on safety and hygiene,” Vasudev Suneja a vendor from Patiala who had won “Most Popular Street food vendor” award at the 2012 festival.

Full report here Business Standard 


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