In the process of assisting Jaipur Municipal Corporation to implement Rajasthan Urban Street Vendor Bill 2011 in city, Centre for Civil Society conducted a survey in 23 street markets of 2 Municipal Zones Vidyadhar Nagar and Civil Line on pilot basis to demonstrate the implementation work.
We conducted a detailed survey with help from ‘Heritage City Thadi-Thela and Footpath Vyavasayi Union, Jaipur’ wherein we not only collected information but also verified genuine street vendors. Based upon our survey we developed Identity Cards for around 800 street vendors.
On September 25, 2012 we organized an event to distribute those cards along with educating people about the card and its use. The program was organized in Geeta Ashram, Sodala which witnessed participation of around 500 street vendors from the surveyed markets.
The program was also attended by street vendor leaders, group of civil society and other stake holders. Few of them are Mr Nathu Singh Rathore of Jaipur Mahanagar Thadi-Thela Footpath Vyavasayi Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti, Mr Sanjay Garg from Centre for Policy Solutions, Mr J. K. Vishnav from Jan Manch, Mr P. K. Mishra; Advocate at Rajasthan High Court and Mr S. K. Sharma; Ex Officer of Indian Revenue Service.
A copy of all the Identity Cards would be submitted to Jaipur Municipal Corporation for their perusal.
Here is media coverage of the program:
Samachar Jagat Dainik Navjyoti
Here is a video clip of the event from BTV News:
Here are a few pictures of the event: