The Panvel Post

Civic issues, Features and Personalities of Navi Mumbai

Is our Bhelpuri Hygienic?

681x454Bhelpuri is one of the favourite food for many of our city dwellers. This easily available food has attracted all type of our population. From students to corporate people consider it as a part of our life. We may surprised to see how a food conquered minds of a whole city. A spicy hot Behlpuri is enough to refresh our mind. Thus Bhelpuri is easily available in throughout the city. At every railway station, bus stand or even circles presence of the Bhelpuri makes our city spicy.

But in a recent study done by social activists of Human Welfare Association says most of our city Bhelpuri is unhygienic in nature. The startling fact points towards the need to control our food vendors in order to avoid food poisoning or such dangerous events, as happened in many parts of our country. The organisation started its investigation after food poisoning reported in many parts of the city.

The study found that Bhelpuri vendors who sell their food on streets and other populated area use very unhygienic place to store food materials. During the investigation, food materials found stored in public toilets and near to garbage depositing areas. Food served by these people are mostly kept in open air for more than 3 to 4 days. Such food materials can cause food poisoning and affects one’s body. These street vendors use unclean hands to serve their food materials.

Ragunathan Nair, president of Human Welfare Association, said “we love street vendors and their foods. They are more spicy and cheap. But we will never take back these foods, if we really understand the behind scene. Bhelpuri is one of the worst affected food. Due to its popularity among the people, street vendors are rising to reach this demand. Though it is a profitable business, irresponsible attitude will only result in degrading our society.

When contacted, NMMC officials acknowledged that they don’t have a post of health inspector or a department to control such activities, as in other municipalities.


One comment on “Is our Bhelpuri Hygienic?

  1. drosophilacerevisiae
    December 1, 2013

    It is almost impossible to imagine that the street food can be hygienic. The videos of the food being made (on YouTube) show the vendors frequently dipping their hole hands in the tamarind water! They then use the same hand to wash the dishes and handle raw food.

    Mind you, my friend when she was visiting Delhi managed to get food poisoning eating Bhel Puri from a proper restaurant in Delhi Mall. She went there because she was scared of getting food poisoning from street vendors!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on November 4, 2013 by in Civic Issues and tagged , , .

My Group

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 187 other followers

The man who stopped World War III and sacrificed his career

Stephen hawking believes digital brain can provide form of life after death

Shocking facts Osama revealed in his last moments

Only Russia can save our world now?

Mumbai gang rape victim pours her heart out

Quartz is a digitally native news outlet for the new global economy.

The Confessant

For I acknowledge my wickedness


All about stories, Road trips, films and life


Just another weblog

You Are Awesome!

Inspiring new generation

Jing Sebastian

Thoughts. Memories. Dreams.

Indian Luxe and Travellers

Bringing to you the best of luxury and travel inspiration from around the world

Art. Travel. Eat. Repeat.

Inspiration, Travel Tips, and stories for people who want to make their travel dreams happen.


Travel Blog of a Budget Traveler on a look out for Vegetarian Food


Work Less // Play More // Be Free


A Fine Sunil Nair Blog

CBS Chicago

Chicago News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago - CBS 2 TV | WBBM Newsradio 780 | 670 The Score


Cleanliness is Godliness~

Saviour Beans

The only way to cultivate your soul is to build character, realise your purpose and spread love.

It's Not Easy Being Red

Just another weblog

Ali's Dairy Life

Dairy Farming on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia


This site is the cat’s pajamas

India Real Estate Expert

Real Estate latest news

sachin CTV

"Only For Creative Thinkers"

Prateik Kulkarni

It is about analyzing various topics related to media.

Sangeeta Choudhury

come lets explore the world of media criticism


You'll know the End of Days... it's after the End of Weeks.

%d bloggers like this: