National Urban Street Vendor Policy 2004 came into existence on January 2004 recognizing positive contribution of street vendors and hawkers in India. Jan 20 is celebrated as Street Vendor Day by street vendor associations in India to mark the occasion. In Jaipur a rally was organised by ‘Jaipur Mahanagar Thadi-Thela Fotpath Vyavasayi Union’ in collaboration with ‘Jeevika: Law, Liberty & Livelihood campaign’ to mark the occasion on the eve of the Vendors’ Day.

The rally saw participation of more than 200 street vendors from different parts of city and was lead by the president of ‘Jaipur Mahanagar Thadi-Thela Fotpath Vyavasayi Union’. It started from Saheed Smarak, Government Hostel and reached Jaipur Development Authority office demanding regularization of street market of 17 No. street market in Badhana Road. A group of representatives met JDA officials and submitted memorandum demanding creating a proper market for the street vendors of 17 No. road in Badhana Road, Vishwakarma Industrial Area. Afterwards the street vendors marched to the Udhyog Maidan in shape of the Rally. Here the representatives met the officials of Chief Minister Office and handed over a memorandum to the representative of Chief Minister demanding a legislation for street vendors of the state and its early implementation.

Memorandum to JDA Memorandum Jan 19