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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 
 
  
Hawkers / Hawking Zones- Various View Points 
 
         
Name Date  Subject
Ramesh Patodia Apr 22, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
karmayog Apr 22, 2006 Hawkers: Affidavit by BMC in High Court dt. 17 Nov 2000
Pervez Apr 22, 2006 hawkers / hawking zone - experimental project - Malad W station
Ratna Magotra 2 Apr 21, 2006  hawkers / hawking zones - 
Pervez Apr 20, 2006 hawkers / hawking zone - experimental project - Malad W station
Pervez Apr 20, 2006 Hawkers / Hawking Zones
Jonathan Anjaria Apr 20, 2006 hawkers / hawking zones: railway station study and design project
A V Shenoy Apr 20, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
Jonathan Anjaria Apr 20, 2006 hawkers / hawking zones: 
YUVA Apr 19, 2006 Hawkers: Integration in Nallasopara - a project by YUVA
Ramesh Patodia Apr 19, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
karmayog Apr 19, 2006 hawkers: next steps
Amar Madnani Apr 19, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones: 
karmayog Apr 19, 2006  Hawkers: Study by ILO/SNDT/SEWA/ EFI in Nov 2000
Jayashre Bhalla Apr 19, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
karmayog Apr 18, 2006 Hawkers: Transcript of 14 April meeting with BMC
Anil Desai  Apr 18, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
Tanya Mahajan Apr 17, 2006 Hawkers
Amit Malik Apr 17, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones 
Krishna Gopal Misra Apr 17, 2006 Hawkers co-operatives, management, technology, and economic models
 Gaurang Damani Apr 17, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones 
Ammu Abraham Apr 17, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
Keith Gore Apr 17, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
karmayog Apr 17, 2006 A Study by NASVI on Street Vending in Seven Cities (2001
Rajeshwari Adappa Apr 17, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
M R Madhavan Apr 17, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
Gerson Da Cunha Apr 17, 2006 Hawkers
karmayog Apr 17, 2006 DNA report on 14 April BMC - NGO Council meeting reg. hawkers
S.P. Verma Apr 17, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
Prabha Nair Apr 16, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
Kishor Basrur Apr 16, 2006 what is a hawkers zone and where i can find the guidelines
karmayog Apr 16, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones - 4 concerns
Ratna Magotra   Apr 16, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
Anil Desai Apr 15, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
Ronald Rebello Apr 15, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones: sequence of events / SC guidelines
karmayog Apr 15, 2006 Hawkers: Regularization - YUVA
SKG Sundaram Apr 15, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
Prakash Bhave Apr 15, 2006 Hawkers / hawking zones
Jyoti Punwani Apr 15, 2006 Hawkers solutions
Janak Daftari Apr 15, 2006 hawkers / hawking zones
Sivaram. V Apr 15, 2006 hawkers / hawking zones
Krishna Gopal Misra     Apr 14, 2006 hawkers: paradigm changes - shift the rich, not the poor
Gerson da Cunha Apr 14, 2006 hawkers - doability aspects
karmayog Apr 14, 2006 Hawkers - Census Survey by YUVA
Shaikh Pervez Apr 13, 2006 Suggestions: hawkers - doability aspects
karmayog  Apr 13, 2006 hawkers - the assumptions
karmayog  Apr 13, 2006 Hawkers - some questions to ponder
karmayog Apr 12, 2006 hawkers - doability aspects
karmayog Apr 12, 2006 How about this recommendation reg. hawkers?
S.S.Gada Apr 11, 2006 Hawkers issue
karmayog Apr 11, 2006 should malls compulsory have space for hawker plazas
Shaikh Pervez Apr 11, 2006 Study on problems and solutions for Hawkers
A.V.Shenoy   Apr 11, 2006 suggestions on hawkers
Jyoti Punwani        Apr 10, 2006 hawking zone - shenoy's suggestions on hawkers
karmayog Apr 9, 2006 comments on: National Street Vendors Policy 2004
Indrani Malkani Apr 9, 2006 hawking zone - D Ward
karmayog Apr 9, 2006 N Dutta Marg ALM
Jyoti Punwani Apr 9, 2006 hawking zone
Jyoti Punwani      Apr 7, 2006 hawking zone
N. M. Havewala Apr 7, 2006 hawking zone - out and out in favour of the hawkers
Tushar Shah Apr 6, 2006 hawking zone - importance of hawkers
karmayog Mar 25, 2006 Hawkers, Supreme Court, BMC, CitiSpace

 

Supreme Court Court  Orders:   

- The Supreme Court of India order for Hawkers on 9th December 2003 (11 Jan 06)   
Supreme Court Appeal no. 4156-4157/2002 of Maharashtra Ekta Hawkers Union (MEHU) Vs. MCGM
- Supreme Court's Order on 27-9-2005
- Supreme Court's Order on 1-4-2005
- Supreme Court's Order on  30-7-2004
- Final Report of Three Member Hawking Zone Committee ( Western Region) Zone III & IV dt. 14th March 2006 (pdf) (5 April 06)
- Progress Report of Three Member Hawking Zone Committee (Western Region) dt. 23-01-2006
(pdf) (3 mar 06)
- Chairman (City) Reports dated 20.1.2005; 29.3.2005; and 26.7.2005 of Three Members Committee reg. hawking zones (1 Mar 06) 
- Report of Three Member Committee for declaring Hawking Zones (Eastern Suburbs) (6 Mar 06)
- The Application by Urban Street Vendors Lok Seva Kendra to the Chief Justice of India for impleadment / intervention in matter of MEHU v/s MCGM - Civil Appeal no. 4156 - 4157 / 2002
- Street Vending And Laws (from the NASVI website)
- Various hawkers Policies from 1998 to 2002
- Affidavit dt. 17 Nov 2000 by Bhaskar S Gholap on Writ Petition no. 2044 of 2000 by High Court of Mumbai for the implementation of hawking/non hawking zone (pdf)  (21 Apr 06)

   

 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)
       - some questions to ponder (13 Apr 06)
       - the assumptions (13 Apr 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 ) 

   

   

Integration of street vendors in the City development plan of Nallasopara a project by YUVA
 
 - Draft Report, Feb 05 (pdf) (19 Apr 06)
 - Consultation Process - issue identification and analysis (pdf) (19 Apr 06)
     - Street wise Consultation Process - issue identification and analysis 1 (pdf) (19 Apr 06)
     - Street wise Consultation Process - issue identification and analysis 2 (pdf) (19 Apr 06)
 - Project Review - Presentation on Integration of street vendors in the City development plan of Nallasopara (pdf) (19 Apr 06)

    

 

 

 

 

Policies for hawkers / hawking in other countries: 

USA

 - 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


Asia

 - 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 streetnet.org)
 - 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 streetnet.org)


Africa

 - 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)

Europe

 - 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:

- Round table on Street Vendors by ILO/SNDT/SEWA/EFI 18 Nov 2000 (pdf, jpg) (19 Apr 06)
- 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

- 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? cybernoon.com, Jun 2005

Delhi  

- 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

Chennai

-
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
- A Study on Street Vending in Seven Cities by Prof. Sharit K. Bhowmik for NASVI (2001) (17 Apr 06)
- 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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