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GUWAHATI, Feb 2 � Scorpion, a city-based NGO is conducting a street vendors�S survey as part of implementation of �The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014.�

The non-government organization has engaged 40 enumerators to conduct the survey which will cover all the 31 wards of Guwahati Municipal Corporation.

The provisions of this Act will not apply to any land, premises and trains owned and controlled by the Railways under the Railway Act, 1989.

Students pursuing Master�s degree from Gauhati University are also engaged as enumerators to conduct the survey.

It is to be mentioned that as per decision taken in a meeting of Town Vending Committee with Commissioner, Guwahati Municipal Corporation as Chairman, Scorpion has been entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the survey to identify different categories of street vendors such as stationery vendors, mobile vendors and others as such.

As per the findings of the survey, the Town Vending Committee shall ensure that all street vendors, identified in the survey are accommodated in the vending zones subject to a norm conforming to two and half per cent of the population of the ward or zone or city, as the case may be, in accordance with the plan for street vending and the holding capacity of the vending zones. Every street vendor, identified under the survey will be issued a certificate of vending by the Town Vending Committee, subject to such terms and conditions and within the period specified in the scheme including the restrictions specified in the plan for street vending.

The Guwahati Municipal Corporation has already formed six Zonal Vending Committees for the purpose for effective implementation of the Act.

�We need the co-operation of all the citizens of Guwahati to ensure that no street vendor shall be evicted till the survey has been completed and the certificate of vending is issued to all street vendors,� said Debajit Goswami, secretary of Scorpion adding that co-operation of the street vendors is important in smooth conduct of the survey process.

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Survey on street vendors

GUWAHATI, Feb 2 � Scorpion, a city-based NGO is conducting a street vendors�S survey as part of implementation of �The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014.�

The non-government organization has engaged 40 enumerators to conduct the survey which will cover all the 31 wards of Guwahati Municipal Corporation.

The provisions of this Act will not apply to any land, premises and trains owned and controlled by the Railways under the Railway Act, 1989.

Students pursuing Master�s degree from Gauhati University are also engaged as enumerators to conduct the survey.

It is to be mentioned that as per decision taken in a meeting of Town Vending Committee with Commissioner, Guwahati Municipal Corporation as Chairman, Scorpion has been entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the survey to identify different categories of street vendors such as stationery vendors, mobile vendors and others as such.

As per the findings of the survey, the Town Vending Committee shall ensure that all street vendors, identified in the survey are accommodated in the vending zones subject to a norm conforming to two and half per cent of the population of the ward or zone or city, as the case may be, in accordance with the plan for street vending and the holding capacity of the vending zones. Every street vendor, identified under the survey will be issued a certificate of vending by the Town Vending Committee, subject to such terms and conditions and within the period specified in the scheme including the restrictions specified in the plan for street vending.

The Guwahati Municipal Corporation has already formed six Zonal Vending Committees for the purpose for effective implementation of the Act.

�We need the co-operation of all the citizens of Guwahati to ensure that no street vendor shall be evicted till the survey has been completed and the certificate of vending is issued to all street vendors,� said Debajit Goswami, secretary of Scorpion adding that co-operation of the street vendors is important in smooth conduct of the survey process.