Press Conference by leaders of Street Vendors from across India
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National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) is a national platform of 715 street vendor organizations, trade unions and community based groups across 23 states of India. It has been struggling to get an effective and inclusive central law to protect the livelihood right of street vendors of the country.. .
After sustained struggles of street vendors, the Government of India had introduced the Street Vendors Bill in the Lok Sabha on 6 September, 2012. The Bill had provisions enabling vendors to get access to rights and entitlements, but also had several shortcomings.
In this situation, NASVI is going to organize a National Dialogue with Lawmakers to convert Street Vendors Bill into Act on 1 May, 2013 in Delhi.
On the eve of this national dialogue, street vendor leaders of 15 states are going to join a press conference in Delhi, as per the following programme:
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013
Time: 3 pm
Venue: Press Club of India, New Delhi
The Press Conference would be addressed by NASVI national coordinator Arbind Singh and street vendors'/trade union leaders of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Orissa.
Kindly assign your correspondent and photographer/camera team to cover this important press conference.
Ranjit Abhigyan Sunita Govind
Program Manager Media Coordinator