Heroes of the Market: Street vendors in Vadodara

Nimisha Srivastava, CCS Working Paper No. 66 (Licenses & Livelihood)

Street vendoors' monetary value is underestimated and unrecorded as they are a part of the informal sector of the Indian economy. Street vendors are rampantly extorted in the name of licenses, which are not issued. Simple registration procedures and demarcation of hawking zones are the need of the hour.