CCS has successfully campaigned for the legitimisation and protection of street vendors through the effective implementation of the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014. The Act effectively legalizes street vending, demarcates vending zones and makes decentralised Town Vending Committees central to arbitration on vending zones and the eviction of street vendors. In 2017, we also published the first edition of the Street Vendors Act Compliance Index assessing the status of compliance with the Street Vendors Act of 2014 across 23 states.
In a big win for us, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is set to form a 30-member Town Vending Committee (TVC) to identify sites and spaces for vending and hawking in Lutyens' Zone, which will include one member each from the health department, the PWD, the police and the traffic police, two from the revenue department, and six nominated members. The Committee will also have 12 street vendors along with one member from market traders association and three NGO representatives and one Resident Welfare Association (RWA) member.
Download the Street Vendors Act Compliance(SVAC) Index 2017 here.
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