Andhra Pradesh (AP) Tourism department organised a food festival at Hotel Masineni Grand, in Ananthapur, which will go on uptil 15th Septeber. Local as well as international dishes are being served at the festival. Local traditional dishes like Ragi Sankati, Jonna rottelu etc. and vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are being served. Collector Veerapandiyan and RTC chairman, Varla Ramaiah participated. A number of lifestyle diseases are occurring due to change in food habits, the Collector said. They can be overcome only if food that is congenial for the climatic conditions can be taken, he added.