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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 967-973
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.113


Fruit and Vegetable Street Vendors in Urban Informal Sector in Hyderabad, India
A. Samarpitha*
Department of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural College, Warangal, PJTSAU, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In the Indian labour market 81% of the total employed is in informal sector, followed by only 6.5% in the formal sector and 0.8% in the household sector. Major groups of urban informal workers in Indian cities are categorised as home-based workers, street vendors, waste pickers and domestic workers. In India, street vending makes up 14 per cent of total urban informal employment. Fruit and vegetable vendors make up the maximum share of the total street vendors in Telangana. Hence this paper attempts to study the fruit and vegetable street vendors in Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana. This study revealed that most of the street vendors were male, middle aged having small families, educated with experience of less than 10 years in street vending. The time spent in street vending ranged from 6 to 15 hours per day. Majority of the respondents raised their capital for initial investment from individual savings, earned Rs. 100-300 per day and reported that the performance of their business was satisfactory. For majority of respondents the business of street vending was inherited from parents. Major constraints in street vending were fear of eviction by municipality officials, lack of formal license, lack of hygienic storage facilities, lack of permanent space for vending, price fluctuation of fruits and vegetables, competition from other street vendors, organized retail sector and facing the adverse weather conditions.


Keywords: Street vendors, Urban informal sector, Fruit and vegetable vendors, Hyderabad, Telangana
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Samarpitha, A. 2019. Fruit and Vegetable Street Vendors in Urban Informal Sector in Hyderabad, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 967-973. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.113