Nagaland must implement Street Vendors Act: Governor

Nagaland must implement Street Vendors Act: Governor

Dimapur, May 4: Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya has reminded that the Street Vendors Act, which aims at providing social security and livelihood rights to street vendors, should be implemented in Nagaland at the earliest.
The Governor observed that street vending was a source of livelihood for people, especially women, who come from rural areas carrying their vegetable and other products in towns to sell. He felt that they should be provided proper shed or kiosk along with drinking water and toilet facilities.
He called on the vendors to be aware about the various provisions of the Street Vendors Act and be vigilant and pro-active in getting the law implemented, said a Raj Bhavan release.
Acharya said that this will not only benefit the vendors but will also be an ‘affordable’, ‘healthy’ as well as ‘convenient’ service to the majority of the population. He stated that vegetable vendors sometimes are forced to sell their vegetables at distress price to avoid the trouble of carrying back perishable vegetable to their villages and bring it back the next day again. He opined that if the Government provides them with individual kiosk in daily or monthly rent or provides refrigerated storage at a minimal cost it will be of great help and relief to the vendors.
The Governor has also written to the Chief Minister on March 14 last with regard to providing kiosks for women vegetable vendors for clean and secure business, the release informed. (Page News Service)