India's first 'health food street' in MP's Ujjain

Spread over an area of 939 square metres, the food street in Ujjain has a total number of 19 shops. Photo: iStock/naveen0301

A health food street, named 'Prasadam,' was launched in MP's Ujjain on Sunday. Prasadam is expected to connect people in every corner of the country with pure and safe local and traditional food. Spread over an area of 939 square metres with a total number of 19 shops, the street offers convenient and culturally rich dining options for the 1-1.5 lakh devotees who visit the Mahakaleshwar Temple here, daily. The food street is also designed to provide various facilities including a kids' play area, drinking water facility, CCTV surveillance, parking, public conveniences and seating spaces.

Delicacies made of coarse grains
The street will offer food items made of ragi, dal-baffle, rajgira, sanwa, kuttu and similar millets, as per reports. Plastic is prohibited in the street. It will be operational from the first week of next month. Around 100 similar streets are expected to come up in different parts of India.

In addition to enhancing Ujjain's tourism appeal and preserving its culinary traditions, 'Prasadam' is also expected to contribute to economic growth and community engagement, an official statement said. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, who inaugurated the food street, also launched the official website for the 'Healthy and Hygienic Food Street' initiative. He further unveiled a brochure outlining the Standard Operating Procedure for Healthy and Hygienic Food Streets.

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