Congress threatens agitation if vendors’ act not implemented

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday wondered why the Street Vendors’ Act had not been implemented so far in the national capital and warned the AAP government that it would launch an agitation if this was not done within two weeks.
Addressing a press conference here, Congress leader Ajay Maken said: “The Act was formulated for the welfare of street vendors. If the Delhi government does not implement the Act within two weeks, we will launch a massive agitation along with street vendors.”

Maken said that according to the Act, town vending committees were to be set up for the welfare of vendors, which had not been done so far.

The Street Vendors’ (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act of 2014, was notified by the UPA government on March 3, 2014.

The Act seeks to protect the rights of urban street vendors and regulates street vending activities.

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