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  A solution based approach for providing alternatives to hawkers : Table showing patronage for hawkers (16-05-06) 
(This table should be read along with the table specifying types of goods / services provided by hawkers) 
   

S.No

Reasons for patronage

Type of Items covered

Catering to which consumers (poor, middle class, rich)

Present locations

Proposed alternatives

Availability timings at alternative

Advantages and disadvantages of alternative

1

Cheaply available goods and services

a) Items infringing on shops and restaurants / violating IPR regulations

Mostly poorer section, who cannot afford branded goods

All over, unregulated

In the localities that patronise these goods, i.e. inside / near slum colonies

As per demand and as per the needs of the consumer

It has been pointed out that the 60% population of Mumbai who live in slums do not have a problem with hawkers hence directly linking the hawkers with their consumers is beneficial to both.

 

 

b) Items not infringing on IPR (mostly food)

All sections

All over, unregulated

i) Hawkers who cook food required to integrate with shops

ii) special Khau gallis

iii) non-food hawkers may occupy pitches

i) Food vendors who integrate have no restrictions on timings governed by Shops and Establishments

ii) Khau Gallis separate scheme as per demands

iii) between 7 am and 10 pm as per SC guideline, and further regulation within that as per local community needs

i) Increased safety and hygiene as cooking is not permitted on streets and footpaths.

ii) Same goods and services are available, but in regulated locations.

iii) The hawkers and shops / housing societies / other entities need to come together for mutual benefit.

 

 

c) Items / services not otherwise available

All sections

All over, unregulated

i) Integrate within existing structures (eg.: typists, travel booking agents)

ii) occupy hawking pitches (cobbler)

As per the rules for shops / establishments they are integrated with, or as per the rules for pitches

i) Same goods and services are available, but in regulated locations.

ii) The hawkers and shops / housing societies / other entities need to come together for mutual benefit.

2

Conveniently located goods and services

Fruits, vegetables, puja flowers, newspapers, etc.

All sections

All over, unregulated

i) within hawking pitches

ii) integrated with structures where there is a demand (e.g. flower sellers inside temples, candle sellers inside churches)

As per the rules for pitches or as per the regulations of the structures they are integrated with.

i) Same goods and services are available, but in regulated locations.

ii) Items that cater to a specific need are integrated within the structures where needed.

3

Fresh items of daily use available at doorstep (mobile / roving hawkers)

Fruits, vegetable, eggs, bread, etc.

All sections

All over

Roving hawkers will be licensed and roving mechanism will be regulated.

Between 7 am and 10 pm and as per the demands of the consumers, into whose premises the roving hawkers enter.

i) Same goods and services are available, but subject to regulations

i) Regulation on numbers of roving hawkers and type of roving mechanism will improve traffic situation and congestion

4

Goods / Services that are otherwise not easily available

Mattress repair, cobbler, presswallahs)

All sections

All over, unregulated

Depending on the nature of the goods / services, both pitches and roving licenses are available as options.

Between 7 am and 10 pm , and as per the further demands / regulations of the users / occupiers of the local area.

Same goods and services are available, but subject to regulations

 

5

Providing an affordable leisure / entertainment option, esp. on festivals / holidays/ at night

Mostly food hawkers, and toys, games, balloon sellers, and those selling souvenirs at tourist spots / beaches

Poor and middle class

At the common tourist spots, outside theatres, malls, at beaches, etc.

i) Area specific solutions have been made for some sites.(E.g. Chowpatty and Juhu beach) that integrate the hawkers in the overall plan for the area

ii) Special daily licenses may be issued for festivals, subject to regulation

iii) Roving licenses are available

Between 7 am and 10 pm and as per the site specific regulations applicable.

i) Same goods and services are available, but subject to regulations

ii) Those hawkers who attract clusters of vehicles (e.g.: juice stalls) are required to integrate with existing structures, as pitches do not permit parking and stopping of vehicles on the same side of the road as the pitches

 

6

Only option providing affordable goods

Very cheap goods such as plastics for household use, second hand goods, recycled goods, export rejects, etc.

Poorer sections

All over, unregulated

i) weekly bazaars at designated locations such as vacant plots, below bridges, flyovers, etc.

ii) within or near slums as for slum population, such hawkers provide an alternative to shops and markets that they cannot afford.

Between 7 am and 10 pm and as per the applicable regulations framed

Same goods and services are available, but subject to regulations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   




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