Welcome to CPPR Dialogue! In this Dialogue, we will be focusing on the implementation of street vending laws in Maharastra, Gujarat, and Kerala. Mr Aditya Singh, Architect and Development Professional from Gujarat, and Mr Mecanzy Dabre, Deputy General Secretary of the National Hawkers Federation from Maharashtra, join CPPR Research Associate Ms Anu Maria Francis from Kerala to share their experiences and insights on this topic.

Despite the Street Vending Law of India being introduced in 2014, progress in its implementation has been slow. India has approximately 10 million vendors, accounting for 14% of the urban non-agricultural workforce. They play a significant role in the economy, with a turnover of around Rs 80 crore a day. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many turned to vending for survival. However, street vendors often face challenges and are viewed as intruders, causing congestion and uncleanliness. This Dialogue will explore the status and challenges of implementing street vending laws in these three states, and our panellists will share their recommendations and solutions based on their extensive experience in the field.

Read more on CPPR’s work on Institutionalising and Implementing Street Vending Policies here.

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