A STUDY ON PROBLEMS FACED BY STREET VENDORS IN COIMBATORE CITY


Dr. M. Kalimuthu, Ms. Sindu. S
Associate Professor, Dr. N.G.P. Arts and Science College
Abstract
Street vendors have been in existence since ancient times. In all civilisations, ancient and medieval, one reads accounts of travelling merchants who not only sold their wares in the town by going from house to house but they also traded in neighbouring countries. Street vending is a global phenomenon and the most visible aspect of the informal sector. Like other informal sector, street vending is characterized by low level of income, easy of entry, self-employed and it involves large number of people. The study reveals that majority of the vendors face the fear of eviction. Despite a general belief that street vending will recede as economies develop and income rise, it is actually on increase in many places. However, the advent of Street Vendors Act has enhanced the standard of living of vendors to an extent.
Keywords: Vending, Global phenomenon, Street Vendors Act
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)

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Published on : 2021-08-06

Vol : 7
Issue : 8
Month : August
Year : 2021
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