Kollam: Programme to ensure safe eating habits
KOLLAM: Food safety department has organised a two-day awareness programme for students on food safety?, Surakshitha Aharam Arogyathinadhaaram, here. Legislator M. Mukesh inaugurated the programme held at Chinnakkada on Tuesday at a function presided over by food safety commissioner Dr Navjot Khosa. Some 200 students from 20 selected schools in the district are attending the programme, aimed at making younger generations aware of safe eating habits. Ms Khosa also released pamphlets of Sagar Rani the project envisaged to ensure safety in fisheries by spreading awareness against selling fish preserved in hazardous chemicals.
Seminars covered adulteration-free food, keeping food items in hygiene, and the need for distributing foodstuff on neat premises. As part of the project, Chavara, Pathanapuram, and Kalluvathukkal panchayats will be made model panchayats. They will get Rs 1 lakh each for its execution. New registration procedures will be initiated to provide licenses to all traders dealing with food items, in association with Kudumbasree and residents associations. As an initial step, students from ten government schools, five aided schools, and five un-aided schools were selected under the programme which will be spread to all schools in the state subsequently.