Manglore, October 19: Urban development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake has informed that, the State Government has taken seriously step, in the implementation of the street side traders Act, and currently 56 thousand street vendors have been identified.
He inaugurated the occasion and addressed the assembly in a workshop on street-side traders Act at Mangala auditorium of Mangalore City Corporation, on Saturday, October 18th. Directorate of Urban Development Department, Bangalore, Mangalore City Corporation, National Association of Street Vendors of India, New Delhi, under whose collaboration, a workshop was held here.
Vinay Kumar said, overall growth is possible only when 30 per cent of the street vendors, slum dwellers, and the economically backward, in the state are developed.
The state is standing first in stepping towards development by launching various schemes such as Corporation planning, housing facility etc. The task of providing identity cards for Pavement traders is in force, he said.
Proposal for railway link: In order to aid the 25 lakh pavement traders who arrive from Bangalore outskirts and return daily, a proposal has been submitted to the central to provide railway facility. The street vendors in Shimoga are a model , who carried out the business in best manner and have developed the slum areas , he said.
MLA JR Lobo said, as the city is expanding, the pavement vendor’s problem is also growing complex but we ought to have patience and respond humanely, he said.
Identity cards to Pavement vendors:
Director of the municipal Department Dr N Manjula said, this is the first of its clause of workshop in the state about this Act held in Mangalore for the first time.
In the State- 213 city local administration are present; where pavement marketer’s Committee has been formed in the respective city through which 50percent of the Pavement vendors are given the identity card among the identified street vendors, she said.
Convenor of National Association of Street Vendors of India, New Delhi, Mr. Arvind Singh Diksuchi said, since there is an enormous demand for street retailers, the trade must be carried on with a control in each city. The cooking gas facility was distributed to beneficiaries according to the 22.75 Per cent of the funds.
Mayor Mahabala Marla, Moideen Bava, deputy mayor Kavitha, DK Deputy Commissioner A b Ibrahim, Joint Commissioner Gokuldas Nayak were present.