Jeevika campaign organised two more half a day workshops on ‘Urban Street Vendor Policy’ for the key street vendor leaders of Jaipur on Sunday April 10, 2011. The first one was offered in the campaign office whereas second one was offered in Geeta Ashram, Sodala.

The objective of the workshop was to brief the street vendor leaders of the city about the street vendor policy in detail and strategizing their efforts to get the policy implemented in the city. 30 Street vendor leaders from different parts of the city attended the workshop and discussed the follow up work in their capacity with help from us.

Through all three workshops we have been able to educate around 45 street vendor leaders of Jaipur on the policy provisions. After the discussion over the provisions of the policy we asked the street vendor leaders to connect with Municipal Corporation zone offices of their area and ask the progress on the policy implementation work. The street vendor leaders felt that there is a need to educate each and every street vendor of the city and we have decided to do several small meetings for the street vendors with help from the leaders who attended our workshop. We have given title to out this activity ‘Jeevika on Street’. Here is the schedule of ‘Jeevika on Street’:

Sr. No. Date Time Street Market Area Vendor Leader Place of Meeting
1 13-Apr 10:00 AM Pani Tanki, Shasrty Nagar Shyam Singh Sishodiya Ward Nagar Nigam Office
2 14-Apr 11:00 Pandit Ji Ka Chauraha & NBC Road, Hasanpura Pandit Ji Ka Chauraha
3 15-Apr 10:00 AM Science Park & Subhash Nagar Sopping Complex Nashir Khan & Narayan Kailash Park
4 15-Apr 12:00 AM Entire Vaishali Kailash & Harinarayan Talayi Park, Vaishali Nagar
5 16-Apr 11:00 AM Gujar Ki Thadi Gopal Singh Gujar Ki Thadi Circle
6 16-Apr 07:00 Vivek Vihar Babulal Babulal’s Thadi
7 17-Apr 4:00 PM Kavatiya Circle & Keshav Park, Sashtry Nagar Sitaram & Sahid Bhai Keshav Park, Sashtrynagar

It was also decided that all the street vendors would do a collective mass demonstration on April 20 at Municipal Corporation headquarter office and several small mass demonstration in zone offices.

Here are few pictures during the workshop: