Directorate of Local Bodies and City Managers’ Association Rajasthan in partnership with Jeevika: Law, Liberty & Livelihood Campaign organised a workshop to plan the road map to execute Street Vendor Policy in Rajasthan. Experts from Centre for Civil Society gave input to the government on the policy with experience from other cities of the country.
Inaugurating the workshop Director of Directorate of Local Bodies Mr. Nishkam Divakar said, “The street vendor policy is effective in Rajasthan since 2007. The Municipal Corporations have been written several times regarding execution of the policy but it is sad that the policy has not been implemented on ground till date. The objective of the workshop is to discuss challenges that the local bodies are facing and planning the way forward so that the impact of the policy is seen on the life of poor street entrepreneurs.”
Mr. Amit Chandra from Centre for Civil Society took a session giving expert input on the street vendor policy. In his presentation he also suggested stepwise process to execute in a time bound and effective manner. He said, “If followed the right process with the strong will to execute the policy can be seen on ground in three months time. This will go a long way to improve livelihood condition of urban poor.”
Mr. Vinod Simon from National Association of Street Vendors of India shared the model work done to execute the policy in different cities. Mr. Vivek Kalia from Apni Awaz forum shared problems of street vendors in Rajasthan. Chief Executive Officers/Commissioners of all Municipal Corporations (Jaipur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Kota & Ajmer) and Municipal Councils (Udaipur and Bharatpur) participated in the workshop and shared their plan of execution.
The workshop was chaired by the Director, Directorate of Local Bodies. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Sunil Pareek of City Managers’ Association. Thank you note was delivered by Superintending Engineer of DLB Mr. K. K. Sharma. The program was covered by several print and electronic media.
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