On Friday, Zomato said it had entered into an agreement with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to position 300 street food suppliers on board its portal.
In the first phase, the online restaurant guide and food ordering platform said 300 street vendors in six cities - Bhopal, Raipur, Patna, Vadodara, Nagpur, and Ludhiana - will be onboard.
Given the popularity of street food in these cities, in the online food distribution domain, there is an enormous growth opportunity for these vendors, it added.
These street vendors will not only be able to serve their loyal customers in the comfort of their own homes, but also use Zomato's technology and last-mile delivery services to meet a much wider customer base.
Zomato said it aims to establish a more sustainable and open environment for street food vendors and to encourage greater opportunities for them to generate income.
With PAN and FSSAI registration, training on technology/partner app use, menu digitisation and pricing, hygiene and packaging best practises, the street vendors will be supported. MoHUA and Zomato aim to accelerate the project throughout the country in stages upon successful completion of the pilot.
In October 2020, MoHUA entered into a similar agreement with Swiggy. Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Indore and Varanasi were covered by Swiggy's initiative.
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