- GS 2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors.
- Indian Railways’ Chandigarh Railway Station has been awarded a 5- star ‘Eat Right Station’ certification for providing high-quality, nutritious food to passengers.
- The eat right certification is granted by FSSAI to railway stations adhering to standard food storage and hygiene practices.
- The ‘Eat Right Station’ certification is awarded by FSSAI to railway stations that set benchmarks in providing safe and wholesome food to passengers.
- The station is awarded a certificate upon a conclusion of an FSSAI-empanelled third-party audit agency with ratings from 1 to 5.
- The 5-star rating indicates exemplary efforts by stations to ensure safe and hygienic food is available to passengers.
- The certification is part of the ‘Eat Right India’ movement.
Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation
- The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) is a special purpose vehicle that looks after the food supply and the up-gradation of Railway stations.
Eat Right India Movement
- FSSAI launched ‘The Eat Right Movement’ in 2018 to improve public health in India and combat negative nutritional trends to fight lifestyle diseases.
- The tagline of the movement is ‘Sahi Bhojan. Behtar Jeevan’.
- Eat Right Station by FSSAI India adopts a judicious mix of regulatory, capacity building, collaborative, and empowerment approaches to ensure that our food is suitable both for the people and the planet.
- it builds on the collective action of all stakeholders—the government, food businesses, civil society organizations, experts and professionals, development agencies and citizens at large.
5 Star Railway Stations
- Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station; (Delhi) (First Eat Right Station)
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus; (Mumbai)
- Mumbai Central Railway Station; (Mumbai)
- Vadodara Railway Station
- Chandigarh Railway Station
- Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous statutory body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
- It has been established in 2011 under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
- FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety.