6th Meeting Of National Association Of Street Vendors Of India (NASVI):
The Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs addressed the 6th meeting of National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) with the theme as “From Encroachers to Self-Employed”.
- Street Vendor is a person who offers goods for sale to the public at large without having a permanent built-up structure from which to sell.
- Street vendors may be stationary in the sense that they occupy space on the pavements or other public/priv.ate spaces or, they may be mobile in the sense that move from place to place by carrying their wares on push carts or in baskets on their heads.
- There is a substantial increase in the number of street vendors in the major cities around the world, especially in the developing countries of Asia, Latin America and Africa.
- Around 49.48 lakh street vendors have been identified in India.
- Uttar Pradesh has the maximum at 8.49 lakh, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 7.04 lakh.
- Delhi has only 72,457 street vendors.
- No street vendor has been identified in Sikkim.