5 December 2010
Making world class cities become buzzing word in India. Almost every city is preparing itself to build the world class cities to enter into competition with each other. In India, there are four important metropolises namely Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta and Chennai. These cities are preparing themselves as world class city to change its outlook but leave no hopes for the lives of poor especially street vendors, street children, beggars and others. In this intervention, The National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) with support of StreetNet International is advocating that the world class cities should be created by treating the street vendors as a special component of the urban development/zoning plans and integral & legitimate part of the urban distribution system through its intensive "World Class Cities for All" Campaign. The campaign has starting from Delhi (capital of India), where the livelihood of around 200,000 street vendors are threatened due to preparation for hosting the Commonwealth Games 2010.The campaign aims to ensure that Street vendors in Delhi will find a permanent space in the Commonwealth City (World Class City) to earn their decent livelihood. (Report from StreetNet News #17, 2009)
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StreetNet Newsletter 31 [pdf]
INDIA. DP is irreparable, scrap it, say activists. Times of India (10 April 2015).
TANZANIA. College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers. Daily News (10 April 2015) by Ludovick Kazoka.
INDIA. No street vendors, cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market: NGT. Zee News (8 April 2015) by PTI. New Delhi:
BOTSWANA. EDD is the way to go. Mmegi Online (8 April 2015).
USA. Five Courses: Hawkers' street food flair & more. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (8 April 2015) by Meaghan Habuda.
INDIA. Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor, Anil Ambani's Pali Hill residences. DNA India (8 April 2015) by Amrita Nayak Dutta.
ABU-DHABI. Abu Dhabi Municipality raid scares away street hawkers. Gulf News (7 April 2015).
SINGAPORE. Hawker centres to be spruced up with murals and art installations. Channel News Asia (5 April 2015) by Vimita Mohandas.
MALAYSIA. 'Development will be inclusive'. The Star Online (3 April 2015).
INDIA. 'Street vendors denied right to livelihood'. The Hindu (1 April 2015) by K.N. Umesh.
StreetNet International is an alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in November 2002.
Membership-based organizations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organizing street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers among their members, are entitled to affiliate to StreetNet International.
The aim of StreetNet is to promote the exchange of information and ideas on critical issues facing street vendors, market vendors and hawkers (i.e. mobile vendors) and on practical organizing and advocacy strategies