Survey of Street Vendors to be Held in 8 Civic Bodies in Krishna District

According to the 2001 survey, 2 per cent of merchants are street vendors

Published: 29th July 2014 07:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2014 07:24 AM   |  A+A-

VIJAYAWADA: Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA) administrative officer M Satyanarayana has asked the social resource persons to conduct a city-level street vendors’ survey.

MEPMA conducted special classes for the interested community resource persons (CRP) on the premises of the State Information Commission office in the city Monday. Speaking on the occasion,  he said that that government decided to conduct a survey of street vendors in eight municipalities in the district.

He said that around 28 CRPs were selected to undergo training and the trainees would be given `5,000 on filling one applicant form.

They are instructed to collect the information regarding the type of business the state vendors were doing, the profit percentage, family position, social status, Adhar and ration card details of the street vendors.

“According to the 2001 survey, 2 per cent of the merchants were street vendors,” said master trainer K V Srinivas Rao and requested the people to give the factual details to the officers.

State coordinator L Venkatesawara Rao said it was important to find out whether the street vendors were from cities or villages on the basis of their Aadhaar cards or ration cards.

Women social welfare activists of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) from Machilipatnam, Gudivada, Nuzividu, Jaggayyapeta, Pedana, VMC and Panchayats participated in the meeting.

TRAINING FOR CRPs

MEPMA conducted special classes for interested community resource persons (CRP) at SIC office in the city

Around 28 CRPs selected for training and the trainees would be given `5,000 for filling one applicant form.

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