6 February 2015
After the success of the National Street Food festival in 2014, the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) will be hosting another Street Food Festival this year. This will take place on February 27, 28 up until the 1st of March 2015 at Baba Kharak Singh Marg.
NASVI recently hosted workshops to train street food vendors on hygiene. Their training also included various aspects of food preservation techniques. Feedback from vendors, were that the workshops helped them a lot, as it also attracts customers who see them serving food with gloves and aprons as it is about quality and service.
'Street Saathi', a food book, was also launched, featuring vendors trained by NASVI. It contains pictures and recipes of various food items. The best part about the book is that, it not only tells people about various street food and their preparations, but also sheds light on the background of the lives of the vendors.
Besides the book, an android app was also launched which is given the same name as the food book. The 'Street Saathi' app will help foodies locate nearby food joints.
This is the first mobile app in India that contains information of street vendors who sell various kinds of food items such as fruits, vegetables, snacks, meals, beverages and sweets. There are many street vendors in every small town and big city of India and each street vendor offers a unique taste and experience. "Street Saathi" mobile application was created with this purpose so that the public can have access to these vendors and enjoy this unique experience.
NASVI plans to train approximately 10,000 vendors this year so that they are able to participate in various national and international food festivals.
The "Street Saathi" app can be downloaded via this link - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.streetsaathi.app&hl=en
There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events. It can be found on this link: http://streetnetbrasil.wordpress.com/
StreetNet Newsletter 31 [pdf]
INDIA. DP is irreparable, scrap it, say activists. Times of India (10 April 2015).
TANZANIA. College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers. Daily News (10 April 2015) by Ludovick Kazoka.
INDIA. No street vendors, cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market: NGT. Zee News (8 April 2015) by PTI. New Delhi:
BOTSWANA. EDD is the way to go. Mmegi Online (8 April 2015).
USA. Five Courses: Hawkers' street food flair & more. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (8 April 2015) by Meaghan Habuda.
INDIA. Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor, Anil Ambani's Pali Hill residences. DNA India (8 April 2015) by Amrita Nayak Dutta.
ABU-DHABI. Abu Dhabi Municipality raid scares away street hawkers. Gulf News (7 April 2015).
SINGAPORE. Hawker centres to be spruced up with murals and art installations. Channel News Asia (5 April 2015) by Vimita Mohandas.
MALAYSIA. 'Development will be inclusive'. The Star Online (3 April 2015).
INDIA. 'Street vendors denied right to livelihood'. The Hindu (1 April 2015) by K.N. Umesh.
StreetNet International is an alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in November 2002.
Membership-based organizations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organizing street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers among their members, are entitled to affiliate to StreetNet International.
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