With the aim of creating awareness on livelihood issues of people in unorganized sector of economy Centre for Civil Society in association with Legal Services Committee, GNLU organised a one day workshop on “Livelihood Challenges in the informal Sector and Policy Solutions” on October 7, 2012. This workshop essentially focused on the challenges of livelihood of street vendors and aimed to suggest possible practical solutions that could culminate into a concrete National Vendors Bill as well as effectively discuss the economic rights of rickshaw pullers. This workshop was presided over by Mr.Amit Chandra, (National Co-ordinator, Jeevika Campaign) of the Centre For Civil Society (CCS).
CCS is founded on the principle that the quality of life is intrinsically related to the pursuit of livelihood therefore the Centre develops public policy measures to clear the path for free enterprise and through research, advocacy and outreach activities shift the terms of public debate in favour of deregulation of exit and entry barriers for pursuit of an honest livelihood. The workshop discussed these Socio- Economic issues with regard to this section of unorganised labour sector.
The workshop included a documentary and other techniques (including power point presentations) so as to inform and make aware all the participant about the challenges – both statutory and practical and provided for an effective understanding about the problems at hand with regard to both, street vendors and rickshaw pullers. It also included a drafting workshop for the proposed National Vendors Bill where participants were divided into groups and dealt with specific aspects of the Bill.
Here is the agenda of the workshop:
Here are some pictures of the workshop: