Street Vendors Act 2014: State Compliance Index 2017
Author : Prashant Narang, Yugank Goyal | 2017
Published By: Centre for Civil Society
In the words of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, “A common man needs bread, a house, adequate clothing, education, good health and above all the right to work with dignity on the world’s boulevards.” Street Vending is a huge informal sector in India and offers employment to several millions in the country. In order to regulate and protect the street vendors in India, the Parliament has enacted the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act 2014. The onus of creating rules under the Act rests on the states and subsequently, they devolve compliance and regulation to the local bodies. Yet, states have made unequal efforts in complying with and implementing the Act in letter and spirit. This report tracks the status of compliance of the Act across India, statewise, and develops an index to assess their performance.
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