Street vendors protest against encroachment drive

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Aditi PatilLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

January 6, 2020

Location of Conflict

Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Encroachment by Non-Right Holders (Other than Caste-Based)

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People Affected by Conflict

2000

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

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Starting Year

2018

State

Gujarat

Sector

Land Use

Street vendors and hawkers in Ahmedabad took out a rally from Townhall to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) office on 2nd August 2018 protesting against the loss of livelihood to thousands street vendors during the ongoing drive to remove encroachments on the roadside. They were told not to operate on main roads and roads with a width of 24 metre or more. During their protest they demanded alternate locations from where they can continue their business. After their protests, they were given assurances by the Municipal Commissioner about providing alternative locations, but the promises havent materialised yet. They have not been given permission to conduct their business on any other roads. Protesters were also demanding implementation of the National Hawkers Policy, 2009, and the Street Vendors (protection of livelihood and regulation of street vending) Act, 2014.

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Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

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Gujarat Unorganized Workers Congress

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