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 3 Hawkers Associations in Mumbai


Bombay Hawkers Union

204 Raja Ram Mohan Roy Path


Mumbai 400 004

Karmayogi: Suresh Kapile (Leader)

Tel. No.: 23855336



Notes: Works with Hawkers from railway, footpath and Chowpathy - male and female. It has 60, 000 members.


Feriwala Vikas Mahasangh


52/53, Nare Park Grn

Mumbai 400012

Karmayogi: Sandeep P. Yeole (Programme Co-ordinator)

Tel. No:  4143498

Fax: 91 022 4135314



Notes: Works with All types of vendors. Active in 4 wards of Mumbai and having 112 members.


Urban Street Vendors Lok Seva Kendra 
Maharashtra Street Vendors Welfare Association

Near Andheri Railway Station

Andheri West

Mumbai 400058

Karmayogi: Shaikh Pervez (president) 9821846140  (evening


Website -


Notes - “Improving the Quality of Life by Encouraging Self Employment of Street Vendors among Unemployed Urban Poor for Poverty Alleviation.”




List of Other Hawker Unions and Membership in Mumbai  


1. Chembur Hawkers Union-234

2. Jai Bharat Hawkers Union - 353

3. Mulund Hawkers Union - 409

4. Nariman Point Hawkers Association - 147

5. Parsi Bauti Hawkers Union - 24

6. Republican Hawkers Union - 232

7. South Bombay Hawkers Association - 967


(Source: A Census Survey of Hawkes on Bombay on BMC Lands, 1998 by TISS)


2  NGOs working for hawkers in Mumbai

Centre for Education and Documentation

3 Suleman Chambers

Behind Regal Cinema
4 Battery Street

Mumbai  400001

Karmayogi : Mr. John D'Souza (Director)

Tel No: 22020019



Website -

Notes - To provide information to the middle levels of agents of social change, particularly NGOs and Action Groups. Besides providing development information to these middle levels, CED sees its institutional role in the long term as developing and bringing into currency open democratic information systems. It also has reading rooms and libraries were students, journalists, other professionals, and NGOS/activists predominate.


Citizens Forum for the protection of public Spaces

3rd Floor Cecil Court

Mahakavi Bhushan Marg

Mumbai - 400001.

Karmayogi : Ms. Neera Punj

Tel No: 022- 22882018


Notes - It is a forum that networks, more than 500 residents' associations, community based organisations, NGOs, commercial establishments and individuals in most of Mumbai's 24 Municipal wards. CitiSpace functions with a Core Group of 9 people, which is co-ordinated by a Convenor and Co-Convenor 'working' as full time, committed professional volunteers  

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