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Ever since India adopted Policy of Globalization and Liberalization in the early 1990s, the Indian cities have been growing very fast. As cities became engines of growth, every section began claiming cities for their own – real estate to industry to middle class. The poor like street vendors began to be discriminated, harassed and evicted. While unemployment rose in India, street vending provided an opportunity for self-employment and entrepreneurship to poor. 2.5% of every Indian city has street vendors. 20 million vendors serve Indian cities at convenient location and reasonable cost subsidizing urban living. Govt of India enacted The Street Vending Act in 2014. The Act is being implemented at a snail’s speed and in some cities misinterpreted to obstruct street vending. If properly and timely implemented the Act can change the face of Indian cities and provide sustainable livelihoods to 20 million street vendors. It will also show a way to entrepreneurship development among low-income communities, which will be very relevance to Asian and Latin American countries.

Though the street vendors put in hard labour – 10 to 14 /15 hours daily but still face discrimination and harassment at their workplace. The issues with street vendors are,
➢ Firstly – the street vendors remain at the margin of the city and are not included in the city planning
➢ Secondly there are lot of harassment and eviction of street vendors
➢ Thirdly, vendors skills are also not sharpened to meet today’s needs and standards
➢ Fourthly – there is lot of dependence on money lenders
➢ Fifth – old model carts which do not match the growing aspirations of urban Indians today,
Your contribution will help to organize activities aimed at getting the street vendors integrated in Indian cities. If you wish to help a particular or few particular vendors of a certain city to be helped with your donation, that is also possible and we can come inform you after the help has been rendered

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Coal town vending zone construction commences
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Permanent site for trading activities to street vendors who face regular displacement threats The district board ground of one of the proposed vending zones in Dhanbad on Wednesday. The Dhanbad Municipal Corporation has initiated the process for rehabilitating street vendors by constructing vending zones to help more than 10,000 such traders who face a perpetual […]

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Self Workers Global (SWG)

Self Workers Global (SWG)
Posted in: RFP Asia, Uncategorized

The exit from Streetnet of certain member organizations, and the negative impulses that comefrom other affiliated organizations regarding the way of governing in Streetnet, has led NASVI (INDIA), UPTA(SPAIN) and SIVARA (ARGENTINA) to constitute a new organization representingself-employed workers, inside and outside the informal economy. This new organization, called Self Workers Global, has statutes of […]

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Caution Notice (सावधानी सूचना)

This is to inform the general public that NASVI Organisation having its office at 101-102, 1st Floor, Sagar Complex, New Rajdhani Enclave, Delhi - 110092 does not charge any fee for rendering any kind of social services from its beneficiaries and provides all services free of charge to the public.

यह आम जनता को सूचित किया जाता है कि नासवी संस्था जिसका कार्यालय 101-102, पहली मंज़िल, सागर कॉम्प्लेक्स, न्यू राजधानी एन्कलेव, दिल्ली - 110092 में है, अपने लभार्थियों से किसी भी प्रकार की सेवाएँ प्रदान करने के लिए किसी प्रकार का कोई शुल्क नहीं लेता है और सभी सेवाएँ सर्वजन को नि:शुल्क प्रदान करता है। 

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