An old wife and husband running a street food stall/bandi called “Baba Ka Dhaba” in Malviya Nagar, New Delhi was struggling to earn a living. A good man Gaurav Vasan was at the bandi/food stall to eat food, seeing nobody at the bandi to eat, he asked the old man, if he was getting enough customers. The old man started crying. He took out 10 Rupees and showed
He said this is the amount i have made today. Feeling bad, Gaurav Vasan took out his phone and made a video of the old man saying his problems, how the old husband and wife were making low amount of money and almost going hungry . .
Gaurav Vasan posted the video on instagram,”twitter” and social media. “80 year old couple selling best matar paneer. Inhe hamari help ko bahut zarurat he,” Wasan wrote while posting the video.He said the address of old baba ka dhaba and asked people in Malviya Nagar, in Delhi to come and have food at the Dhaba.
Let people know that it was the best ” Matar Paneer in Delhi” and asked everybody to come and eat .A huge number of people saw the video on twitter, shared it on facebook and other social media. Many people nearby came to Baba ka Dhaba to have food. there is a huge rush in Baba Ka Dhaba.
Zomato listed Baba ka Dhaba in their site .They are delivering food from Baba Ka Dhaba. Now people will be able to order online from Baba ka Dhaba.
Prime minister Modi has asked swiggy to work with local street food vendor’s. Modi govt signed agreement with food delivery company Swiggy to bring street food sellers in the app. In this project, the government will give loan of up to Rs 10,000 which can be paid in 12 months EMI to meet the standards of Swiggy.The governemnt is targeting at least 50 lakh street vendors, This way many “Baba Ka Dhaba’s” will be able to meet required quality standards and sell online. Without the government action they would not be able to do anything like this! If this works it will be an amazing change in the lives of these street food vendors life who are struggling tp save their businesses in these tough times.
by V. Krishna Reddy