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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Street Vendors
Region(s): Delhi ; India ; South Asia
Delhi India Street vendors protest against eviction drives The Hindu . (15 May 2018)

Street vendors at the protest, which was organised by the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), alleged that many officials had used degrading language and some had even physically abused vendors during eviction drives.

Delhi India Maken urges LG to stop eviction of street vendors . (14 July 2017)

A delegation led by Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) President Ajay Maken on Friday met Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal and urged him not to evict any more street. The delegation, which included members of the National Association of Street Vendors of India, Street Vendors Associations of Delhi and senior Congress leaders, also submitted a memorandum to the Lt. Governor on “harassment” being faced by the street vendors.

Delhi India Nestle, Raj Govt, NASVI join hands Bureaucracy Today . (7 July 2017)

Nestlé India, Government of Rajasthan and National Association of Street Food Vendors of India (NASVI) have joined hands to train street vendors in Jaipur.

Domestic mobile wallet platform MobiKwik and the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) on Thursday teamed up to empower over 30 lakh street vendors from 25 states to use digital transactions.

Delhi India Over to vendors, ‘hawkers’ this weekend for food festival. The Times of India . (21 October 2016)

'Hawkers' and vendors will be kicking off a culinary feast this weekend, beginning Friday, the first two of the winter food festivals in the city. You can head for Baba Kharak Singh Marg, where the embattled vendors have come together to host a street food festival which will last till Sunday. Sixteen kilometres away, at Select Citywalk, a number of restaurants will be coming together to host another edition of the Asian Hawkers Market for three days.

Delhi India Plea against ‘brutal’ eviction of vendors. The Hindu . (8 October 2016)

Congress leader Ajay Maken, National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) and Hawkers Suraksha Samiti on Friday moved Delhi High Court against the “brutal” eviction of street vendors even from hawking zones by the municipal agencies.

Delhi India Corporations crack whip on vendors across markets. The Times of India . (7 October 2016)
By Manohar, Mayank.

After Wednesday's order in which the Delhi high court allowed civic agencies to clear hawkers from no-vending zones, municipal corporations and NDMC on Thursday carried out a major eviction drive across important markets.

By Mathur , Aneesha.

The vendors, however, said government authorities “misled” the court, as the orders had spelled out that only the ‘no-squatting zones’ identified by the street vendors schemes would be cleared out. With the festival season approaching, major markets in the city, including Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Karol Bagh, Jawalaheri (Paschim Vihar), Vasant Kunj and Rohini wore an empty look Thursday in the face of an eviction drive to remove street vendors.

Delhi India ‘Vendors can’t sell in no-hawking zone’ The Hindu . (6 October 2016)

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said its order restraining the police and civic agencies from removing vendors unlawfully from any part of the city was not applicable to non-vending and non-squatting areas, and that vendors can be removed from no-vending zones in larger public interest.

Delhi India Trying to make a living, one weekly haat at a time. The Hindu . (12 September 2016)
By Damini, Nath.

When he started selling clothes at weekly haats in south Delhi 44 years ago, Ramji didn’t think that he would still be spending his evenings at the bustling, make-shift markets in his sixties. But decades later, he sits outside a large stall selling footwear — everything from plastic flip-flops to fake-brand sneakers — at the Wednesday market in Vasant Vihar. Dressed in a white kurta that complements his beard, Ramji is retired, but he keeps an eye on his grandsons, who have taken over the family trade.