GUWAHATI, June 3 - Governor PB Acharya today held a meeting with the members of women vendors of Beltola, Street Vendor Association, and Puberun Club at the conference hall of Raj Bhawan. Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner M Angamuthu and GMC Commissioner Narayan Konwar were present at the meeting.
The Governor called for solving the problems faced by the vegetable vendors of Beltola Bazar who mainly comprise poor women from Rabha, Garo, Khasi and Bodo communities. The women vendors had met the Governor earlier last month to air their grievances and had submitted a memorandum to him over the problems faced by them.
The Governor observed that the women vendors from nearby tribal areas had been a unique feature of the market, bringing a lot of household exotic vegetables and spices which are not found in other modern markets.
He asked the officials concerned to prepare a roadmap to encourage them and solve the vendors� problems promptly. He suggested that a list should be made on goods being sold in the market. He also asked the GMC to issue identity cards and to apprise the women vendors about the Prime Minister�s Jan-Dhan Yojana.
The Governor also suggested that kiosks be placed and clean toilets provided for ladies and gents in the market. He directed the officials concerned to arrange a sitting place for the vendors so that traffic congestion could be avoided.
The Governor and the First Lady along with the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (Metro) and the GMC Commissioner later took lunch with the women vendors and savoured the exotic dishes.