A historic day for Street Vendors
Balwant Singh, a vegetable seller at Jangpura market, has been waiting for this day since 2011 when he found out that a legislation to protect street vendors` livelihoods was in the offing. With a radiant smile on Friday, as the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill-2012 was passed by the Lok Sabha, he distributed sweets in the market.
There were enough reasons for Balwant to celebrate. He expects the "daily routine" of harassment at the hands of municipal authorities and the police to decrease.
StreetNet President Mr Oscar Silva invited to participate as a guest speaker at the “First International Social Responsibility Congress” in Argentina
StreetNet President, Mr Oscar Silva was invited as guest speaker at the “First International Social Responsibility Congress” This will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, later this year in October. Mr Silva would be expected to participate as a speaker at the Congress, on the 15 October, in the panel discussion titled: “Decent work and responsible management”. The hosts were quoted as saying that they consider the Presidents’ contribution to this complex issue invaluable. They also added that a serious and creative approach is increasingly necessary to address these concerns.
Street vendors prepare back up plan in Jakarta
As the Jakarta administration is urging all street vendors in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, to move into Block G of Tanah Abang market, at least 150 vendors have registered themselves to city-owned market developer PD Pasar Jaya, according to an executive.
Finance director of PD Pasar Jaya Warno said on Tuesday that his firm had provided 1,060 stalls in the second and third floors of Block G to accommodate around 785 street vendors in Tanah Abang. "Some of the street vendors have registered to occupy stalls at the block since July 16," he said. "However, we are prioritising vendors with Jakarta ID cards."
Send thousands of postcards to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for passage of Street Vendors Bill in monsoon session
National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) calls upon all its member organisations, friends, supporters and well wishers to send postcards to the Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi for introduction and passage of the much awaited Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill in the monsoon session of the parliament.
The union cabinet has already approved the revamped Bill. There should not be any further delay in introducing and passing it. Inclusive central legislation is critical, as it would check the growing victimisation of street vendors across cities and towns by the municipal authorities and the police forces.