HRANI Conclave Concludes in Lucknow
The HRANI conclave commenced with observance of two-minute silence for the lives lost in the recent Pulwama attack. The event witnessed the gracious presence of Sh. D.P. Singh Hon'ble Former Judge, Allahabad High Court, & Chairman UPSWMMC, who was also the Chief Guest of the event; Sh. Anurag Yadav, Secretary, Urban Development, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh; Sh. I.K. Kapila, Advocate & Solicitor and Techno-Legal Environmental consultant, along with Mr. Surendra Kumar Jaiswal, President HRANI & UPHRA and Vice President FHRAI, Mr. Garish Oberoi, Treasurer HRANI & General Secretary, UPHRA, and HRANI's MC Members from various districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Mr. Surendra Kumar Jaiswal, President HRANI & UPHRA and Vice President FHRAI in his speech apprised that hoteliers are putting their best efforts to successfully integrate eco-friendly practices into their operations and are finding ways to focus on careful stewardship of their resources. He pointed out that efforts such as waste water treatment through recycle and re-use, rain water harvesting and several other measures are being put to use by many hotels which feel that it is their onus to use natural resources sustainably.
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"Highlights of the Conclave :

Launch of Guide for Waste Management in Hospitality Industry by Sh. D. P. Singh, Hon'ble Former Judge, Allahabad High Court, & Chairman UPSWMMC.

Immediate punitive action being taken by UPSWMMC has been put off by 31st March 2019. Hotels have been asked to cooperate and comply with the rules.

Knowledge drive session conducted by BioD Energy India on re-purposing used cooking oil into bio-diesel received the audiences' attention and appreciation.
HRANI's request to FSSAI brings respite for Unclassified Hotels
HRANI's request to pull out the Mandatory condition of HRACC Certificate for Hotels has brought respite for unclassified hotels. FSSAI has issued a clarification on mandatory condition of enclosing HRACC Certificate for all hotels to get their licenses issued / renewed.
The issue was reported by HRANI to FSSAI. It was brought to light that the said mandatory condition cannot be complied by all hotels as the HRACC certification is carried under a voluntary scheme.
A clarification order from Joint Director (RCD) FSSAI was issued on February 07, 2019 that the Hotel FBO shall upload on the online Food Licensing and Registration System a declaration stating whether they are classified or unclassified (star or non-star) hotels. It stated that in case of unclassified hotels the declaration will be accepted and Licensing Authority will not insist for certificate of star ratings from MOT. The clarification can be downloaded from
A representation highlighting the problem was submitted to Sh. Pawan Agarwal, CEO FSSAI by the association. Mrs. Renu Thapliyal, Secretary General HRANI also met Sh. Parveen Jargar, Joint Director, Regulatory Compliance Division FSSAI and mentioned that the condition cannot be fulfilled by all Hotels of the Country as the certification / rating of a Hotel by HRACC Committee of Ministry of Tourism is done under voluntary scheme. Due to this compulsory condition, the hotels members of the association are not able to get their licenses issued / renewed.
Mr. Surendra Kumar Jaiswal, President HRANI & Vice President FHRAI met Dr. Anita Bhatnagar Jain, Additional Chief Secretary, Food Safety and Drug Administration Dept., Govt. of Uttar Pradesh to put forth the concern faced by the industry. He apprised the Additional Chief Secretary that the concern was taken up by HRANI and a detailed representation has been submitted to CEO FSSAI on the same.
"We took up the matter to FSSAI as our members were facing difficulty in acquiring / renewing FSSAI licence. I am thankful to Sh. Pawan Agarwal, CEO FSSAI, Dr. Anita Bhatnagar Jain, Additional Chief Secretary, Food Safety and Drug Administration Dept., Govt. of Uttar Pradesh and Mr. Parveen Jargar, Joint Director (RCD) FSSAI for understanding our concern. It will now be much easier for unclassified hotel FBO's to get their Food licenses issued / renewed."

Surendra Kumar Jaiswal
President HRANI & Vice President FHRAI
HRANI recognized by FSSAI for Contribution and Active participation during Swasth Bharat Yatra
HRANI recognized by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for the support extended during Swasth Bharat Yatra at the culmination ceremony held on 28-29 January, 2019 at Central Park, Connaught Place, New Delhi. Ms Rita Teaotia, Chairperson FSSAI & Mr. Pawan Agarwal, CEO FSSAI handed over the award to Ms. Renu Thapliyal, Secretary General and Mr. Vinod Gulati MC Member HRANI.
HRANI supported the Swasth Bharat Yatra cyclothon. The Swasth Bharat Yarta participants at their stopover in Jammu were facilitated at Hotel Asia Jammu Tawi, with the cooperation of HRANI's Honorary Joint Secretary, Mr. R.D. Anand, MD Hotel Asia Jammu Tawi. More than 70 participants were present from Jammu Chapter from hotels & restaurants in support of the Yatra.
Accommodation and food packets for the cyclists' during their stint in Jammu was made available by Hotel Asia Jammu Tawi.
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Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) is the northern wing of the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) - an apex body of the hospitality sector. HRANI, founded in 1950 by Legend Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi, represents hotels, restaurants, tourism industry & travel trade of all nine states of Northern India i.e. Delhi, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh. It was conceived with an idea to give Hoteliers and Restaurateurs in Northern India a common forum for interaction. With an active membership base from the hospitality industry and allied sectors, HRANI is assisting its members to create a conducive environment to tap the vast potential of hospitality industry in Northern India.
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