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Suraksha Store Initiative— By Consumer Affairs Department

Published on May 13, 2020
Current Context: Suraksha Store initiative has been launched by the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Suraksha Store Initiative— By Consumer Affairs Department
  • To launch this initiative the consumer affairs department has partnered with tow tech startups Safejobs and Seekify.
  • The two startups will help to use technology to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at the local Kirana store level.
  • The initiative will help to ensure the health safety of citizens during and after the lockdown period and will control and limit the spread of coronavirus.
  • Suraksha Store initiative will help to educate Kirana store owners across the country about the Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocols required to be followed while running their businesses and shops.
  • The protocols to be followed by them are decided by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
  • The citizens are asked to make use of Arogya Setu app and to find a Suraksha Store near them
  • Currently, 7 lakh retailers have enrolled for the training to be given under this initiative and over 70K Kirana employees have completed the awareness training.

Static Part:

  • Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and PublicDistribution: Ram Vilas Paswan


Q.1 Who among the following launched Suraksha Store initiative? 
a. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
b. Department of Consumer Affairs
c. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
d. Ministry of Defence

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