JAIPUR: The Jaipur Railway Station has been awarded the ‘Eat Right Station’ certificate by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Jaipur Railway station has become the first station in Rajasthan to receive this certificate.
In the last budget session, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced the creation of a separate Food Safety Commissionerate to tackle the battle against food adulteration. Commissioner Sunil Sharma made special efforts to get this certificate to the Jaipur Railway Station while working in coordination with the North-Western Railway.
Around 67 vendors at the Jaipur Railway Station were trained especially for this certificate. Talking to The New Indian, chief PRO of the North Western Railway Shahi Kiran said, “We trained vendors in keeping hygiene, pollution free and licensed food. Special SOPs were issued to be followed by everyone at the station. If the food is prepared at the counter, then the quality of masalas used, water and other standards were improved. Officials of Food Safety Commissionerate and North Western railway worked together for this and this is the only station in the region to have received this certificate.”
The preparation for the certificate was going on for a long time but it was issued on Tuesday. It will be valid for two years till July 26, 2024.