Street Vendors

  • Rahul promises to address problems of street vendors March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday promised to a group of street vendors that grievances of the community will be addressed and Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will meet them "directly" to listen and settle the problems being faced by them. The delegation from Chandni Chowk area...
  • Rahul meets street vendors, says Cong will work to empower them February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Parliament cleared the Street Vendors Bill, scores of street vendors on Thursday met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and thanked him for his help in ensuring passage of the legislation. "I congratulate them (street vendors) over the passage of the street vendors bill. They have...
  • LS polls: UPA plans several populist measure to woo voters February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPA government has planned several populist measures in order to woo voters ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The first step towards it was made when the Centre slashed CNG prices by 30 per cent and piped cooking gas prices by 20 per cent. CNNIBN learnt that diesel...
  • Rahul meets street vendors, says he'll empower them February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met street vendors in Delhi and also pushed for the Street Vendors Bill. The move can also also be seen as an attempt to woo them ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Rahul said, "We will empower the street vendors. We will...
  • Target to upgrade 70 crore people to middle class, says Rahul Gandhi January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Reaching out to the strata between BPL and middle class, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Congress will focus on giving these 70 crore people a better life and basic social security as he sought direct feedback from labourers and street vendors for Lok Sabha poll manifesto. "The meaning of...
  • Bill to protect street vendors introduced in Lok Sabha September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A Bill to protect the rights of urban street vendors- including against harassment by the police and other authorities- as well as to regulate street vending activities was on Thursday moved for discussion and passage in the Lok Sabha. Moving for discussion and passage the Street Vendors (Protection of...
  • BJP backs Food Security Bill, but against some aspects, says Jaitely September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: 3:30 pm: Sitaram Yechuri blamed the government for indulging in practices of corruption. "There is no shortfall of money in the country. Money is being looted and parked through corruption. If the corruption can be controlled there will be a lot of money in the economy," Yechury...
  • Government hopes to push key bills in last week of monsoon session September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is eyeing to push some key reform bills for discussion in Parliament in the last week of its monsoon session. With the government facing persistent attack over economic crisis and the Prime Minister promising more reforms, it is planning to introduce as many bills as possible...
  • Law to empower Indian street vendors soon, says Maken March 26, 2013

    Bangalore: Millions of street vendors in cities and towns across India will soon be empowered to run their micro level business by law, union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Ajay Maken said on Monday. "The union government will reintroduce the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street...
  • 'Govt to enact law for ensuring rights of street vendors' January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: A bill will be introduced in the Budget session of Parliament to grant rights to street vendors for ensuring their livelihood without any harassment by various agencies, Union Minister Ajay Maken said on Sunday. Maken told a delegation of NCP leaders led by Ramvir Singh Bidhuri that the...
  • No place for vendors, hawkers in Delhi on Diwali November 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Diwali may be a festival of joy, but not so for the city's street vendors and hawkers, who were told by police on Saturday to shift out of markets three days before the festival of lights. Delhi's trader's associations have demanded new places for them. West Delhi Traders Association...
  • Bill in LS to protect rights of street vendors September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: A bill to protect the rights of street vendors and regulate street vending activities was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday amid opposition uproar over coal block allocation. The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by...
  • Social activist beaten for helping street vendors January 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhis streets are perhaps one of the most mismanaged ones in the country. On December 31, 2007, social activist and director of Manushi, Madhu Kishwar was beaten up allegedly by local goons in the Sewa Nagar Area of South Delhi. Kishwar has been working in the area for setting up...