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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
ISSN: 0975-6795(Online), 2321-5828(Print)
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Street Fast Food of Patna Town: An Overview
Rani A.1*, Srivastava A.2
1Research Scholar (JRF), Dept. of Home Science, Magadh Mahila College, Patna University, Patna (Bihar)
2Associate Professor, PG Dept. of Home Science, Magadh Mahila College, Patna University, Patna (Bihar)
Objective: To obtain an overview of street fast food with respect to their trading and food items sold in the street of Patna town. Method: A pilot study of Ph.D research was carried out. Results: For urban people of Patna, consumption of street fast food is a worthwhile strategy as it contributes significantly to diet, helping people to meet their nutritional needs. Apart from providing wide range of commodities, energy/nutrients, endless variety in taste and choice and best way to enjoy the particular cuisine, street fast foods have the advantage of saving time and being relatively cheap. In addition availability of food at convenient times and locations for the consumer are other very important factors. However the personal hygiene of vendors and sanitary condition of environment in which they operate was far from satisfactory. Conclusion: Street fast food of Patna town plays an important role in meeting the food requirement of urban dwellers. The industry feeds million of people and has potential of improving the food security. However unsatisfactory personal hygiene of vendors, sanitary condition of environment where the street fast food is prepared, stored and served, various ways of food preparation and cooking method are serious concerns of nutrition security.
Street fast food; street vendor; trading; hygiene and sanitary condition; diverse food items.
Rani A., Srivastava A.. Street Fast Food of Patna Town: An Overview. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 7(4): October- December, 2016, 268-272.
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