Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Girija Vyas said that the bill will protect rights of street vendors and provide opportunity to street vendors to live with dignity.
Girija Vyas assured members that insurance and credit facility will also be provided to street vendors. The bill was supported by the entire opposition.
The bill aims to protect the livelihood rights of street vendors as well as regulate street vending through demarcation of vending zones, conditions for and restrictions on street vending.
Any person intending to undertake street vending needs to register with the Town Vending Committee (TVC). He may then apply for a vending certificate that will be issued based on various criteria.
The state governments shall frame a scheme for street vendors. The local authority shall, in consultation with the planning authority, frame a street vending plan once every five years.
The TVC comprises of the municipal commissioner, representatives of street vendors, local authority, planning authority, local police, resident welfare association and other traders associations.
This bill shall not apply to railways land, premises and trains.
--ANI (Posted on 06-09-2013)