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CSR Case


Group 6
 Lack of Recognition

 Difficulty in obtaining license

 Insecure income
Problems  Unavailability of fixed space
of Street  Eviction Threat from officials and musclemen

Vendors  Intense competition from other vendors

 Large part of their income goes into paying bribes (20% of income goes
into illegal rents according to NASVI studies)

Street vending is the most

regulated and least legally
 Urban Planners : their mind-set do not allow them to see them as citizens

 Police and municipality : see them as encroaching on public spaces and a

threat to public safety

Need to  Middle and upper class : buy goods form them but unwilling to give them
space in their neighborhoods
Change  Commonly viewed as criminals and nuisances
Public  Either overlooked or looked down as something to be controlled

Perception  Politician consider them only at the time of elections in order to increase
their vote bank

An Eyesore to be removed
 Provides valuable services and support the small-scale industries from
which they procure goods

Their  It is convenient buying goods from them for middle and upper class
contribution  Most visible segment of the informal economy
is worth  Account for 14% of all informal urban employment
considering  It was estimated that in Delhi and Mumbai, street vendors generate 15.9
billion rupees yearly

They are after all, a human being and

have a right to livelihood
 A committee consisting of crusaders such as SEWA and associations like
NASVI should work together and formally register street vendors in a well
maintained database

 Biometric survey of vendors for licensing which would help in registering

and identifying them
Temporary  creation of night markets, which would fare well in cities or specific
Solutions - locations that have a good night culture

Suggestions  space creation – for example, Delhi, that has an open drain system, can
cover its sewage pathways and generate space

 Enrolling children of vendors in government schools or NGO’s

 Building toilet and waste disposal facilities

 Giving them basic training and skill development lessons

 Creations of shopping complex for street vendors

 The registered vendors will give a small amount of their income which they
will save by not paying bribes and illegal rents
Long Term  That amount can be used to construct such centers, in various parts of
Solutions - cities exclusively for vendors

 The complex would have basic stall facilities and services such as piped
Suggestions potable water, electricity and garbage collection and disposal

 They will have a place to sell and income will be continuous

 Providing them loans from a part of money collected or starting a

committee like system among them

 organize regular training courses on food and personal hygiene for their
well being