Gurgaon street vendors’ model discussed at national conference
The street vendors’ model adopted by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) was discussed at a national conference of vendors in New Delhigurgaon Updated: Apr 01, 2017 23:12 IST
The street vendors’ model adopted by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) was discussed at a national conference of vendors held in New Delhi.
The National Association of Street Vendors of India (Nasvi) organised a two-day national conference on ‘Three Years of Street Vending Act 2014 - taking stock and surging ahead’ on March 29 and 30. The conference was aimed at creating a positive atmosphere towards street vendors who mostly work in unauthorised spaces across the nation.
“The MCG has designed new colourful rehris, what it called carts, and it is earmarking special zones across the city. The concept has been well liked and we all wish to visit Gurgaon,” said Arvind Singh, Nasvi president.
Shabir Bhai Chaiwala, a participant from Surat, said that he has requested the MCG to share the model with him and he would ask the Surat civic body to replicate it. “We want all of us to get such places and well-designed carts.”
V Mageshvaran, the general secretary of the Tamil Nadu street vendors’ workers federation, said, “We liked (the Gurgaon) civic body’s approach towards poor people who are treated by local police as unauthorised vendors. Now, they have beautiful carts, a safe place and a new status.”
“Our intent is to make Gurugram the hub of street food and ensure a high standard,” Vivek Kalia, MCG joint commissioner, said at the conference.