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Bill for hawkers
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SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR A street vendor in New Delhi.

ON May 1 the Union Cabinet approved the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill. The revamped Bill, the result of a protracted struggle by street vendors and based on the recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development, will ensure that the proposed Act overrides State and municipal laws.


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Part of the problem is the think that street vending is livelihood for
poor urban hawkers. This has been traditional practice. We just dont
plan to accommodate this practice. If planned and accommodated properly,
this will turn out be a good employment opportunity for many. It will
relieve traffic pressures, last mile delivery problems and provide easy
access to many basic daily consumer needs.
from:  Mathan
Posted on: May 22, 2013 at 15:08 IST
"He said he regularly paid the licence fees of Rs.150 a month to the MCD and Rs.600 a month to the police."
from:  Mansoor Ahmad
Posted on: May 19, 2013 at 16:41 IST
Street vending is a means of livelihood of poor urban hawkers and eviction of such hawkers seems to be a process of hammering nails in their meagre income. Hawkers have every right to earn their livelihood and as such to protect their right Government should arrange their rehabilitation properly and demarcate various hawking zones free from any encumbrances.
from:  rabin
Posted on: May 17, 2013 at 15:22 IST
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