BHUBANESWAR: Though six months have passed since the state government formulated the Odisha Urban Street Vendors' Policy, no step has been taken to implement the rules so far. Vendors said they are facing many problems in conducting their business because of the non-implementation of the policy. According to this policy, vendors have to be registered and provided with vending zones among other things. This will not only give them a legal status but also safeguard their livelihood.
"The number of street vendors is increasing by the day but not vending zones. Besides, because a town vending committee has not been formed, the survey and registration of vendors has not been started," secretary of All Odisha Street Vendor's Association, Pratap Sahu, said. Read more
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