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National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI)

Beginning as a Network in 1998, The National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) was registered in 2003 under the Societies registration Act of 1860. It brings together street vendor organizations under a single platform to collectively struggle for macro-level changes that are crucial for the livelihood of around 10 million vendors who are threatened by outdated laws and changing policies, practices and the attitudes of those in power.

SEWA Bharat's Inclusive Solid Waste Management Tool

"Nobody would give us respectable salary; SEWA is only one who has given us an option of a better life."- Basanti Ben, Saundarya Saathi

(This article was prepared by SEWA Bharat)

In Katihar, Bihar, Inclusive Cities partner SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association) has been implementing a solid waste management strategy that provides women at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid with better incomes, working conditions and other services. This brief article offers highlights of the programme and its structure.    

NASVI Campaigns for Police Accountability in Light of Mumbai Evictions

January 2013

The National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) has launched a nationwide “anti-police terror campaign” after a street vendor in Mumbai died during a police raid on 11 January. According to news reports, more than 4,500 hawkers were evicted over a three-day stretch in Mumbai.