According to the Kejriwal administration, it has identified over 71 thousand street sellers.
The Delhi administration of Arvind Kejriwal has planned to register thousands of street sellers and designate them distinct selling zones.
The government said that it is developing a progressive strategy that would demarcate all street sellers once it assumes control of the MCD administration.
“If the Aam Aadmi Party forms a government in the MCD, vending zones for street sellers would be designated. They will have no conflict with the residents of RWA and Market Association inside the colony, as a separate location will be provided in accordance with the legislation,” the government said. “The Street Vendors Vending Committee is surveying all vendors in Delhi to see if they may be assigned a location where they will not be required to pay money to the Delhi Police or the MCD. This would help street sellers in Delhi to earn a living,” it stated.
According to the Kejriwal administration, it has identified over 71 thousand street sellers. “As of 30 September 2021, South Delhi Municipal Corporation has recognized 23951 street vendors. North Delhi Municipal Corporation recognized 27819 street vendors, whereas East Municipal Corporation identified 19577 street vendors. As a result, about 71371 street vendors have been identified in all three MCDs,” the Delhi administration said.
Additionally, the administration said, “A survey was conducted by the Kejriwal government’s Town Vending Committee. It had a deadline of 30 September 2021, but the government extended it until December 7, 2021, to allow for the registration of all street vendors. Following the registration of all street sellers in Delhi, an election will be conducted to elect a vending committee for each zone. Following that, the remainder of the proceedings will commence.”