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Shinto Livelihood

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Shinto Livelihood

  1. 1. A STUDY ON LIVELIHOOD ISSUES OF STREET VENDORS IN URBAN SETTINGS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO KOCHI
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES <ul><li>To understand the problems faced by the street vendors </li></ul><ul><li>To identify and suggest measures that could reduce livelihood issues. </li></ul>
  3. 3. STATEMENT <ul><li>The total number of street vendors in the country is estimated at around 1 crore. </li></ul><ul><li>Mumbai has around 250,000, Delhi has approximately 200,000. Calcutta has more than 150,000 street vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Street vendors constitute 2% of the population of a metropolitan area. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of them have chronic illness. </li></ul>
  4. 4. FINDINGS <ul><li>Sixty seven percent vendors have been evicted from their respective places </li></ul><ul><li>43.3%of the vendors have been arrested for vending and were forced to pay fine. </li></ul><ul><li>56.7% of the members have bribed the civic authorities to continue their vending. </li></ul>
  5. 5. FINDINGS <ul><li>Sixty percent vendors are living in rented house. </li></ul><ul><li>40% of the vendors have own house. </li></ul><ul><li>Even though the 39.7& of the vendors work more than ten hours only 38% of them get above Rs 250/- per day. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What now? <ul><li>The attitude of the authorities has to be humane. </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing has been done by the authorities in order to improve their livelihood. </li></ul><ul><li>Health Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Town Vending Committee must be constituted by the Corporation </li></ul>

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