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Rajya Sabha unanimously passes Street Vendors Protection Bill

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha today passed by voice vote, with no opposition, the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2014. The bill seeks to provide protection of livelihoods rights,

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 19, 2014 22:05 IST ]
rajya sabha unanimously passes street vendors protection
rajya sabha unanimously passes street vendors protection bill

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha today passed by voice vote, with no opposition, the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2014.


The bill seeks to provide protection of livelihoods rights, social security of street vendors and for regulation of urban street vending throughout India.

Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Girija Vyas said,  the bill provides for constitution of a Town Vending Authority in each Local Authority.

The Town Vending Authority will conduct a survey of all existing street vendors, and subsequent survey at least once in every five years, and issue certificate of vending to all the street vendors identified in the survey, with preference to SC, ST, OBC, women, persons with disabilities and minorities.

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