Nasvi, with collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, is organising a 6-day training program in Ludhiana from 11th December to 16th December for orientation, testing and certification of cooks working in various eateries and dhabas. The understanding with the Ministry was that NASVI will nominate the service providers derectly to the IHMs and FCIs and that the IHMs and FCIs will accept them for skill testing and certification under the standard 5-day programe for cooks. A good number of vendors and small traders are taking part in this training program. They are being given training on personal hygiene, food safety, cleaniness and food preservation. Trainers from Food Craft Institute are providing training to the trainees.