Different Ideas for Licensing Street Vendors Especially in Indian Old Cities

Abhigna AS, CCS Working Paper No. 235

Street vendors are not a part of the formal economy because of a biased attitude of the State and its functionaries. Street vendors offer valuable services and generate great revenue that can be taxable. A practical model of licensing is necessary. Though this is the pattern across South Asia, there are a few examples of initiatives both by the State and street vendors, that India can positively borrow from.