Swiggy is now serving food from you local street vendors. Yes! You read it right, Swiggy under PM’s SVANidhi initiative for street hawkers and vendors, has taken this new leap to bring nearly 30,000 street food hawkers on board. Swiggy emerges to be a life saver for those who lost their jobs in forced lockdown owing pandemic.
Swiggy announced about this massive all inclusive effort wherein firm will provide safety and hygiene training in concordance to the given rules by FSSAI to the new stakeholders. Swiggy said in a statement that all vendors are registered with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) at the time of onboarding. Swiggy says it will then facilitate a Food Safety Training and Certification (FOSTAC) in partnership with FSSAI and their empaneled partners.
Company created a maiden pop-up menu in its application for the street foods orders. By updating the Swiggy app, customers in Chennai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Indore and Varanasi can find “Street Vendor” under the restaurant category. The app homepage also has banners that lead users directly to a range of street vendor listings.
Cashing on the PM’s SVANidhi scheme, the firm has outrightly put it onto the horizon about this plan to revive the ” Great Indian taste ” from the streets of India and take you onto the gastronomic voyage.
Company has decided to roll out the plans in three tiers.The company said that it will onboard street food vendors from over 125 cities in Phase 1.The food delivery company will list street vendors from Tier-2 & Tier-3 cities such as Indore, Varanasi, Gwalior, Vadodara, Visakhapatnam, Udaipur, Lucknow, and Bhilai are famous for their street food. Through a pilot project in the cities of Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Chennai, Delhi, and Indore, Swiggy has already onboard over 300 street vendors on its platform.
“Swiggy also understands the changes and challenges that street food vendors had faced in the wake of the pandemic and which had forced many of them to shut shop overnight. In an effort to provide meaningful support to the street food vendors to revive their business and offer much-needed visibility, Swiggy is leveraging its platform and large delivery fleet to bring street food to the doorsteps of customers safely and hygienically,” Swiggy said in a statement.
“Even as we go through more stages of Unlock, there has been a long-term change in consumer behaviour regarding continued social distancing and heightened demand for online services like food delivery. As a platform committed to bringing the widest choice of food to the doorsteps of consumers safely and hygienically, we’re delighted to bring them their favourite street food which they have been missing for many months now,” said Vivek Sunder, COO, Swiggy.