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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Street Vendors
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.

By Sharma, Riya.

Last year, when the squatters were removed before Independence Day, members of Footpath Traders Association, Lajpat Nagar, associated with the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), had questioned the removal of squatters and hawkers as illegal as per the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014. As per the law, the government had to prepare a Town Vending Committee to conduct a survey of all the existing 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.

Durban South Africa AeT selected as 2017 Social Design Circle Honoree Curry Stone Design Prize . (2 June 2017)

Asiye Etafuleni (AeT) has been recognized as a 2017 Social Design Circle Honoree by the Curry Stone Design Prize in the category "Can design reclaim public space?" for their work on the urban inclusion of informal workers.

India FDA wins national award for safe food project. Heraldo Goa . (20 May 2017)

Under the ‘Project Serve Safe Food under the Safe and Nutrition Food  & Street Food’, the State FDA had trained around 1400 street food vendors in association with CSR partner, Nestle India Limited and NASVI (National Association of Street Vendors of India). Street food vendors were imparted special skill development training in the good sanitary and hygienic practices.

India Street vendors plan postcard campaign Times of India . (1 May 2017)

Street vendors across the country will start a month-long postcard campaign from May 1 to draw attention of PM Narendra Modi and chief ministers of all the states towards the harassment faced by them.

India Model street vendor setup but not everyone’s happy Times of India . (28 April 2017)

The distinctive "street" atmosphere of many Indian cities comes from their roadside food stalls. Keeping it in mind, the MCG last year launched a model that sought to provide authorised employment to street vendors across the city.

"In January this year, the Harare City Council in Zimbabwe accused informal food vendors of spreading typhoid. The council then attempted to confiscate, and destroy, all perishable food items that were being hawked in the central business district. Many vendors fought back, resulting in deadly clashes over a series of days in the opposition run capital city.  Sadly, such violent treatment of workers in informal markets is all too common in African cities." This article cites WIEGO research.

By Resnick, Danielle.

Violent clampdowns on informal food vendors serve nobody; methods for ensuring food safety and financial compliance are available.

Zambia Plans to remove Lusaka street vendors advances. Lusaka Times . (27 April 2017)

Lusaka Central Constituency Ward 14 Independence Councilor George Daka has revealed that plans to remove street vendors from the Central District Business (CDB) have reached an advanced staged.