Saturday 25 November 2017

Preparation of Street Vending Plan in Haryana: REPL Gets Consultancy for 80 Towns of 4 Clusters

By 121 News

Chandigarh 25th November:-Rudrabhishek Enterprises Ltd. (REPL), leading infrastructure consultants, has been given the consultancy assignments for survey of street vendors and preparation of Street Vending Plans for four clusters in Haryana, Viz., Gurugram, Ambala, Hisar and Rohtak. The project is awarded by the State Urban Development Authority (SUDA) through the Department of Urban Local Bodies, Haryana. This will cover 80 Municipal Corporation, municipal councils and municipal committee areas from 16 districts, viz., Faridabd, Gurgaon, Palwal, Rewari, Mohindergarh, Mewat, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonipat, Jhajjar, Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kuruksehtra, Kaithal, Bhiwani, Hisar, Fatehabad, Sirsa and Jind.

Harish Kumar Sharma, Chief Business Officer of REPL said that this project brings a lot of responsibility on us for devising befitting solutions for the street vendors in large part of Haryana. The scale is really huge and it will entail massive survey for proper identification and mapping. Our prior experience in preparing street vending plans for Jhansi (UP) and Bhatinda (Punjab) will come quite handy to us. We are extremely happy to become part of this important drive by the Haryana government. Street vendors constitute an important segment of unorganized sector in the country, especially the urban areas.

Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has issued guidelines Support to Urban Street Vendors (SUSV) under National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM). SUSV- NULM seeks to address the concerns of urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces for vending, institutional credit, improved skills and social security linkages.  The objective of the component is to address the vulnerabilities of the urban street vendors, which includes Survey of street vendors and issue of Smart Identity Cards, Development of city Street Vending Plans, Infrastructure development of vending zones in the city, Training and Skill Development, Financial Inclusion, Access to credit and Linkages to social security schemes.

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