FROM A Correspondent
Shillong, Nov 29: In light of the non-implementation of Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014, the Meghalaya And Greater Shillong Progressive Hawkers and Street Vendors Association and Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) met Chief Secretary, KS Kropha to reiterate their demand that the Street Vending and Hawking in Meghalaya has to be regulated by an already existing law.
During their meeting with the Chief Secretary, the Hawkers’ association submitted a concrete five-point action plan to implement the law.
The suggestions were about the constitution of a participatory Town Vending Committee (TVC) with adequate representation of hawkers and independent planning experts as well as locations of vending zones and tural Market.
The association also put forward an estimate of the number of street vendors, Shillong could accommodate.
Most importantly, in light of evictions of the hawkers, the association informed the government that they shall be in their places on fixed date and time so that they could be surveyed and identified.