Zoning crossroads: a critique

Bandyopadhyay, Ritajyoti and Prathamesh, TVH and Guha, P (2012) Zoning crossroads: a critique. Seminar, 636. pp. 47-51.

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    Abstract: From the early colonial period onward, the Indian state has on various occasions responded to the practice of street vending prevalent primarily around the official commercial areas of major cities through loose and heterogeneous strategies. It is difficult, if not impossible, to draw a general pattern from the state’s attitude towards street vendors. The moves have often been selective, arbitrary and specific to the context of a particular area of a particular city. Decades of localized interventions by the state – a combination of tolerance, eviction and selective rehabilitation – and collective actions by street vendors, set the stage for the emergence of a uniform understanding of the categories of ‘urban’ and ‘street vendor’ at a national scale. These categories were consolidated with the publication of the National Policy on Urban Street Vendors, 2009 (henceforth National Policy), supported by a bill to be converted into acts through the state legislatures. Moreover, the concerned ministry in the central government has conducted national-level consultations in the recent past to devise a central law on street vending.
    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Copyright belongs to Publisher
    Subjects: School of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Programmes > Urban, Transnational and Mobility Studies Programme
    Divisions: Schools > Social Sciences
    Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2015 06:16
    Last Modified: 30 Oct 2015 06:16
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/824

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