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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Street Vendors
India FSSAI for hygienic street food in capital. DNA India . (7 January 2017)
By Saxena, Astha.

Don’t be surprised if you find a golgappe wala wearing an apron, gloves, cap and T-shirt while serving the delicious snack to you. On par with international standards, street food vendors in Delhi will now be following proper health and hygiene standards before serving you any food item.

Zimbabwe Vendors laugh off ban, blame typhoid on govt New Zimbabwe . (6 January 2017)

Thousands of vendors operating in central Harare have defied a goverment "ban" on the selling of vegetables and fruits in an effort to stop the spread of thyphoid, saying the state must first give them jobs.

India Mumbai hawker law's residency requirement targets migrants, vendors say. Thomson Reuters Foundation . (6 January 2017)
By Chandran, Rina.

India's western Maharashtra state has passed a law requiring street hawkers to have lived in the state for 15 years before they can apply for a license, in a move vendors say unfairly targets poor migrants.

India Street vendors given I-cards by Nagar Nigam in Dehradun. The Times of India . (24 December 2016)
By Budhwar, Yeshika.

Nagar Nigam on Saturday allotted I-cards to almost 100 street vendors in the city. A survey was conducted last month by National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) which had been recruited by Dehradun Nagar Nigam to count and register the number of street vendors in the city. The initial findings suggested that there are approximately 1800 vendors in Dehradun. The registration of the vendors will be valid for a period of 5 years.

India Food, fashion, festive fun in Delhi The Hindu . (19 December 2016)
By Deo Bhanj, Jaideep Chandra.

The Capital’s weekend diaries were full of a little something for every Delhiite’s soul, whether it was shopping, basking in the sun or gorging on tasty food.

Domestic mobile wallet platform MobiKwik and the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) on Thursday teamed up to empower over 30 lakh street vendors from 25 states to use digital transactions.

By Lal, Niharika.

Winter turns Delhi's streets into food heaven - from spicy kebabs, kachori and rabri-jalebi of Chandni Chowk to the aloo-tikki of Lajpat Nagar. It is almost a ritual for foodies to stop for a bite on a wintery evening. However, demonetization has turned everything upside down and the city's street food markets are no exception. The cash crunch has made small currency notes very precious and most people in the city are now avoiding their favourite food addas.

India Vendors wary of mobile, online modes of payment. The Hindu . (4 December 2016)
By Teri, Deeksha.

Most street vendors at weekly bazaars continue to suffer losses and are unable to buy new stock as they cannot get themselves to ‘trust’ cashless modes of payment.

China, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region Newspaper hawker licences dry up as Hong Kong changes its habits, government says. SCMP . (30 November 2016)
By Siu, Phila.

Government willing to work with stall holders and discuss allowing other items to be sold. Newspaper hawker licences are no longer being issued, the government confirmed.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday held a meeting with senior government officials and discussed how street vendors had been facing “increased hardship” due to the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. It was decided that in such a scenario, they should be spared any kind of harassment or eviction.