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This section contains the following:
  - details of a new group being formed 
  - rules, policies, procedures, research papers, etc.
  - views and discussions
  - interesting or significant work by others
- MCGM - NGO Council MOU 
- Guiding Principles 
- BMC - NGO - Citizens meeting

Date in brackets is the date of posting 



 Maps of hawking zones submitted to Supreme Court by BMC on 26 Aug 2005
 -  L  ward (pdf)
 -  M (E) ward (pdf)
 -  M (W) ward (pdf)
 -  N ward (pdf)
 -  S ward (pdf)
 -  T ward (pdf)
Proposed finalized hawking zone roads of city dt. 26 July 05  (3 Feb 06)
- Proposed hawking zones in D ward (pdf) (3 Feb 06)
 - Survey of hawkers in D ward (hawking and non-hawking zone) (pdf) (3 Feb 06)
 - Roads in eastern suburbs declared as hawking zones by MCGM dt. 23 Jan 06 (pdf) (7 Feb 06) 



Hawkers Rules / Policies

  - National Policy on Street Vendors 2004 (Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation) (11 Jan 06)
  - Comment 1: National Policy on Street Vendors 2004 (17 Feb 06)
  - BMC's comments to Mantralaya on final policy dt. 12 Sept 2005 (pdf) (28 Jan 06)
  - BMC's comments to Mantralaya on draft policy dt. 10 Oct 2003 (pdf) (31 Jan 06 ) 






Policies for hawkers / hawking in other countries: 


 - Handbook proposing side walk vending program - Los Angeles, USA (pdf) 
 - Recommendations for Improving the Regulations on Street Vending in New York City (pdf) 
 - Research Paper on Street Vendors, Modernity and Postmodernity: Conflict and Compromise in the Global Economy


 - Re-evaluating Street Vendors in Asian Cities and Asian Urbanism Sept 2005 (by Atsushi Deguchi, Dept. of Architecture and Urban Design , Japan ) (pdf)
 - Street Vendors in Asia Jun 2005 (A Research paper by Sharit K Bhowmik  in the Economic and Political Weekly)  (pdf) 
 - Focus on Street Vendors in Asia (from
 - Women Street Vendors, Africa and Asia (A SEEDS pamphlet supported by PopulationCouncil) (pdf)  
 - Hong Kong: Policy for Hawker Control (File not found) 
 - A Comparison of Legal Status of Street Vendors in 10 Asian Countries (from


 - Report of National Street Vendors’ Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa (organised by ILO and StreetNet) Nov 2003
 - Street Traders in South Africa (A research paper published in the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 2000)



 - Women and men in the informal economy a statistical picture, International Labour Organisation, 2002 (pdf)
 - Accommodating the urban informal sector in the public policy process (Open Society Institute 2003-04) (pdf) 


Articles / Views / Papers:   

Issues at hand:

- Legal Provisions on hawking in India (Summary)
- Supreme Court decisions on Delhi's Street Vendor dt. 1989 & 1992 (Article by NASVI coordinator)
- SC rejects hawkers' plea on size of stalls as on 30/11/05, TOI (16 Jan.2006)
- Report of National Workshop on the Strategic Approach to Job Creation in the Urban
  Informal Sector in India
Feb. 2000
 - Synopsis of Newspaper Articles on Street Vendors (from CED Doc. Centre)
 - Perceptions of various stakeholders about the city and hawkers (Renana Jhabvala)
 - A raw deal? (Sharit K. Bhowmik - coordinator of the study initiated by NASVI on hawkers)
 - Don't see hawkers as a menace (Times of India Dec. 2001)
 - Perception of Customers regarding hawkers (NASVI)
 - Street Vendors: Exploitation by the State (by Shailly Arora & Aoneha Tagore, CCS)
 - Livelihoods : the numbers tell, (Safia Sircar, India Together Mar 2004)
 - Emerging issues regarding hawkers (from CED Doc. Centre)
 - Problems related to hawking in India (Seminar Special Issue on Street Vendors – 2000)
 - Livelihood & employment issues of urban informal sector (from CED Doc. Centre)
 - Problems faced by Hawkers (from CED Doc. Centre)
 - Legality of Street Vendors
 - The Politics of Urban Space
 - Organizing Street Vendors

Scenario in Indian cities


- Mumbai to have 8,000 more hawkers soon, Oct 2003
- Mumbai has three lakh hawkers DNA, Oct 2005 
- Hawkers: Now, choose your own friendly neighbourhood pnwallah (DNA Feb.2006)
- Hawkers stand their ground at Bandra (DNA, Feb.200">
- Legality of Street Vending, TOI article
- Citizens to decide Hawking Zones in Mumbai, TOI article
- Synopsis of important Supreme court orders and articles regarding solutions to the issues
  related to hawking
(from CED Doc. Centre)
- Hawkers' woes find voice in print, Indian Express Jan 1998
- Government message to Mumbai:Stop demolition and punishment, TOI Dec 2001
- What's Mumbai without its hawkers?, The Hindu Apr 2002
- Move on hawking zones slammed (BMC's move on hawking zone ruffles feathers of civic activists), TOI Oct 2003
- Targeting hawkers, Frontline, Madras Feb 2002 
-  Hawkers are not a 'nuisance' - Bombay Hawkers Association's message
-  Hawkers are back at Andheri station, Mid-day Dec 2004
-  Mumbai 2020: Dream or nightmare?, Rediff news Jan 2005
- Menace of Hawkers in DADAR .Can the Citizens do Nothing? TOI (16 Jan 06) 
- Hawking food zones has Mumbai on the boil, Yahoo news Dec 2003
- Mumbai: An overview of informal sector (NASVI)
- Hawkers' novel idea: a books-only zone, Mid Day May, 2005 
- Malad is Hawkers' Paradise (Navin Pandya, Society and You) (16 Jan 06) 
- Flowers that are a thorny problem for hawkers, Mumbai Mirror Nov 2005  (16 Jan 06)  
- All civic markets are empty as hawkers here crowd streets, Mumbai Mirror Nov 2005  (16 Jan 0">
- RRT Rd hawkers evicted; say they will return, Mid Day Jan 2006
- Steering clear of icebergs – (Gerson da Cunha in Seminar Special Issue on Street Vendors, 2000) 
- Who decides Mumbai’s non-hawking zones?, Jun 2005


- Hawkers And Rickshaw Pullers of Delhi pay Rs. 40 cr bribes monthly (Rashmi Sehgal, Info
  Change News and Features) Jun 2005

- Hawkers can't occupy Jama Masjid area, TOI Jan 2006 
- Policy on Tehbzari, Delhi, The Hindu Sept 2002


Measures to streamline street food vending suggested, The Hindu Feb 2004

Efforts of NGOs towards the cause 
- MANUSHI, Hawker Market model project in Delhi, Mar - 2003
- Memorandum submitted to the Lt.Governor, Delhi on behalf of street vendors, India
  Together Oct 2001

- An Interview with Ela R. Bhatt, the ‘founder’ of the Self-Employed Women’s Association
  (SEWA) from Seminar Special Issue on Street Vendors, 2000
- Institutional finance for vendors mooted, The Hindu Business Line May 2001

Legal Matters
Legal Status of Street Vendors, (Rani Advani - Labour File) Nov 1998
-'Do Tokri Ki Jagah" (The Resolution moved in Parliament by Ela Bhatt), Labour File Nov1998
- Vendors, Police and Governance (Amod K.Kanth, from Seminar Special Issue on Street
  Vendors, 2000)

 Case Studies
- Interview: With a hawker by Arbind Singh - NASVI Co-ordinator   



Data of various cities in India: 
 - Facts about street vendors (from Seminar Special Issue on Street Vendors, 2000)  


Policy Framework discussions by NGO Council: 
 - Various issues involved   



People Involved
- NGO Council Community Group Members - Join
    - Meetings / Agenda / Minutes 
      -  January meetings schedule with BMC 
Meetings with BMC-NGOs-Citizens on hawkers on Wednesday, 25 Jan at 5 pm
       - Minutes of Jan 25 meeting(27 Jan 06)

- NGO Council Working Group - Join 

- NGO Council Core Group 

- BMC Officials


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