Hygiene camp for pani-puri sellers

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2011, 16:19 PM IST

Mumbai: A Congress member of parliament will Wednesday organise a hygiene awareness camp for pani-puri and bhel-puri sellers in north Mumbai.

The camp, organised by Sanjay Nirupam comes in the wake of recent attacks on pani-puri and bhel-puri sellers of Mumbai and Thane after a vendor was caught urinating in a serving vessel.

"The camp has been organised to lay down guidelines to ensure that highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained," Nirupam said Tuesay.

According to him, the camp will assist the vendors in restarting their business without compromising on the quality of the food served in their stalls.

Hand gloves will be distributed free of cost to all the vendors attending the camp.

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) April 14 attacked over 300 stalls selling pani-puri.

The attack followed a Mumbai tabloid exposing a Thane city pani-puriwalla, who was seen urinating in a container which was also used to serve the hungry customers.

The vendor, Rajdev Lakhan Chauhan, 59, ran a stall at Bhaskar Colony in Navpada, was caught on camera by a 19-year old college student, Ankita Rane, March 12.