Redevelopment of Dilli Food Hubs
DDC Delhi, in partnership with the Food Safety Department (GNCTD), is working on the formulation of a roadmap for the redevelopment of food hubs in Delhi. DDC Delhi is also working on developing benchmark food and safety rules/guidelines for the food shops.
Need for the Initiative
Delhi is the custodian of India’s most evolved food culture. Its street food hubs are concentrated around regions of rich historical and cultural importance. These hubs, along with embracing the traditions into their legacy, also serve as major tourist attractions contributing significantly to the city’s economy.
Objectives of the Initiative
The objective of the scheme is to empower the local masses through employment generation and expand the scope of business opportunities for the “iconic” food hubs in Delhi. Additionally, the objective is to create a safe, hygienic and attractive food zone to enhance the overall customer experience (domestic and foreign tourists alike) and market and brand Delhi as a food hotspot to attract more customers.
Features of the Initaitive
Redeveloping the food markets will help us rebrand, restructure, and retain the traditions and their business opportunities. The policy will enable the hubs to stimulate better customer experience and adapt to the changing business environment. The food hubs will be promoted and marketed extensively to rebrand and reposition them. Benchmark food and safety rules/guidelines are also being developed for the food shops, the broad parameters for which include:
- General Requirements: Registration under Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulation 2011
- Food Safety and Hygiene Requirements: Personal hygiene, clean location and facilities, preparation of food, cleaning and sanitation etc
- Education and Training: Modules will be developed for education and basic food safety and hygiene training
- Monthly audit parameters: Conducting monthly audits for quality assurance, maintenance of civic infrastructure, and health-safety measures