Category Archives: Street Vendors

Police detain peaceful protestors demanding basic rights

On 25th of August, a group of unorganised workers, over 150 strong assembled near the labour statue at Marina beach in Chennai. They came together to demand basic rights like housing, ESI, rights to represent themselves through their unions, improvement … Continue reading

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Street Vendors Bill Passed in Parliament

The Street Vendors (protection of livelihood and regulation of street vending) bill 2013 was passed by Rajya Sabha at the fag end of the tenure of  UPA II. The bill was passed by Lok Sabha in September 2013. But due … Continue reading

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Street Vendors in Kannagi Nagar Market evicted

Lakshmi (Name changed) is one of the vendors in Kannagi Nagar market near Kannagi Nagar Bus stop.  She and her husband were resettled in Kannagi Nagar after being evicted from Adayar  12 years ago. Both working then in a full … Continue reading

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To hawk or not to hawk!

Venkat Sandeep Bandla (Asian College of Journalism) Vendors, Dealers, Peddlers, Hawkers…Whatever might be the nomenclature, they all form an integral part of an economy, dispensing goods and services to customers at affordable prices. With their lives are full of uncertainties, … Continue reading

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The Street Vendors’ Bill – Effective or Ornamental?

Venkat Sandeep Bandla  Just before the Street Vendors Bill, 2012 could become a legislation, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by an advocate K.Balaji (President of ‘Gandhiji Consumer Forum’) is threatening the existence of the street vendors operating along the … Continue reading

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வால்மார்ட் கிளை முற்றுகை போராட்டம்!

பிரேம், சந்திரிகா சில்லரை வணிகத்தில் பன்னாட்டு நிறுவனங்களை அனுமதிக்க மாட்டோம் என்று ஆளும் அதிமுக அரசு அறிவித்தும் வால்மார்ட் நிறுவனம் புறவழியாக தமிழகத்தில் கால் பதித்திருப்பதை கண்டித்து வால்மார்ட் நிறுவனத்தின் அண்ணாநகர் அலுவலகத்தை முற்றுகையிட்டு 26.12.2012 அன்று இந்திய கம்யூனிஸ்ட் கட்சி(சிபிஐ), மார்க்சிஸ்ட் கம்யூனிஸ்ட் கட்சி(சிபிஐ(எம்)) கட்சிகள் போராட்டம் நடத்தினர். சி.ஐ.டி.யு, ஏ.ஐ.டி.யு.சி, தமிழ்நாடு விவசாயிகள் … Continue reading

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