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Make food courts, SC tells MCD

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Jun 19, 2007 at 06:51am IST

New Delhi: The Supreme Court order last month, which said all vendors and hawkers in the Capital to stop cooking on the streets, was received with a lot of flak.

But now, the apex court has said that it is not against people who enjoy street food and has asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to create food courts.

“We are not against the people enjoying street food in Delhi, but it should be clean and food makers must maintain hygiene,” it was said.

SUPREME ORDER: SC’s decision to say no to the roadside food came as a bid to keep its streets clean.

The apex court's decision to say no to the roadside food in Delhi came as a bid to keep its streets clean.

It was said that food could be cooked at home and sold in packets.

“A stupider order could not have been passed,” Madhu Kishwar, an activist working with Manushi had said when the order was announced.

The hawker-vendor debate has been a long-standing battle but with the MCD which is now set on allocating designated areas for hawkers.

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