The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has recently decided to grade the street food stalls for improving the quality of fast food they serve. KMC happens to be the first civic body of the country to take such a step in order to ensure proper quality food available in the roadside stalls. Kolkata has around 16,000 roadside stalls and KMC is undertaking an initiative to grade these stalls. KMC is also training food vendors regarding preservation of food and serving of quality food. Professor Indira Chakraborty, former director of All India Hygiene and Public Health has created a few guidelines for food vendors of Kolkata which are being handed over to them by KMC. The guidelines focus on parameters that should be maintained in order to serve food to the people along with preservation of food. A senior official of KMC said, "As the civic authority it is our responsibility to provide quality food to them. Once the food vendors get the training, it is expected that the quality of street food will go up as the stalls will get gradation from KMC. You will prefer to have a chicken roll from a shop with an A grade. The shop next to it may not have A grade and will try hard to achieve it to get more customers. This healthy competition will result in improvement in the quality of food". KMC will also keep a tab on the personal hygiene issues of the people serving or preparing the food.