The proposed Street Vendor Bill is commendable in being a first step that will safeguard basic rights of the street vendors of India who have hitherto been neglected and in some cases harassed by the lack of legislation governing their livelihood.

In order to improve the effectiveness of the Bill and its delivery on the promises of equity and dignity to the lay street vendor, the Centre for Civil Society recommends the changes described in this memorandum. These are drawn from firsthand experience that CCS has in working with Street Vendors in Bihar and Rajasthan for several years. We believe these recommendations will help enormously in increasing the impact of the Bill.

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