Swachhta Café opens in Himachal Pradesh to promote regional cuisine, ban single-use plastic

Swachhta Café opens in Himachal Pradesh to promote regional cuisine, ban single-use plastic

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur recently inaugurated the Swachhta Café at Nalagarh in Solan district. According to the latest reports, the online launch was organised on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday.

Reportedly, the café has been constructed by Nalagarh’s State Rural Development Department and Truck Operators Union. It will be run by the women self-help groups—Laxmi and Durga. The menu has been kept very traditional, healthy and appealing at the same time. The café will serve makke ki roti, sarson ka saag, makkhan, lassi etc.

As reported by news daily, the state government has begun an initiative to remove use of polythene and single use plastic. Under the Buy Back Policy, food items were being given to the people in exchange of single-use plastic.

A shop named Him Ira had been opened in the building to sell medicinal plants like giloy, peppermint, neem leaf powder, date palm brooms, wheat flour, pulses, spices, vegetables etc. would sold at fair prices. This would also give income to the local rural women of the place.

In addition, the CM also announced that Swachhta Park was being inaugurated at Kufri and planning is being done to open Swachhta Cafes in different areas of the state.

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