IRCTC: ‘Sattvik certificate’ in trains

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has planned to promote “Vegetarian Trains” in collaboration with the Sattvik Council of India.

Highlights

  • These trains will be connected especially with religious places.
  • “Sattvik certificate” will be provided by the Sattvik Council of India (SCI).
  • Currently, IRCTC runs ‘Vande Bharat train’ from New Delhi to Katra. This train will be given the “Sattvik Certificate.
  • Apart from Vande Bharat, Sattvik Council of India will certify 18 other trains.

The Sattvik certification scheme

This scheme will be launched along with IRCTC on November 15, 2021. Sattvik council will also release a handbook on vegetarian-friendly diet in collaboration with IRCTC. This diet will be that will be followed in the kitchens. Under this scheme, IRCTC base kitchens, budget hotels, executive lounges, travel & tour packages, food plazas, Rail Neer plants will be ‘sattvik’ certified in order to ensure “vegetarian-friendly travel”.

Sattvik Council of India

Sattvik Council of India is First Vegetarian food safety and regulatory compliance of the world for vegetarian and allied adherents. It was set up with an ideology to take initiative and create Food Safety Environment for vegetarian’s consumers of India.

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)

IRCTC is an Indian public sector undertaking to provide ticketing, tourism and catering services for the Indian Railways. It was earlier wholly owned by the government and operated under parent head of the Ministry of Railways. However, it has been listed on National Stock Exchange since 2019 and Government holds majority ownership.

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