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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:5, May, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(5): 587-593

Street Vendors an Informal Enterprise - A Socio Economic Overview
Kampasati Veeraiah*
Department of Political Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author

A street vendor is an individual who deals with goods or services for transaction to the public without having a permanent set space but with a temporary or immobile structure or mobile stall. It includes an important basis of livelihood for nearly 2.5% of Indian population in urban and semi urban areas. They sell everything from fresh vegetables to prepared foods, building materials to garments and crafts. Their role in the urban and semi urban areas is expanding market opportunities and street vending is gaining an important role in the urban development. Inspite of playing an important role in informal sector they never gained proper recognition. The present study made an attempt to take a clear picture of present conditions of existing street vendors in urban areas of GHMC. The results revealed that highest percentage (74%) of street vendors belong to the age group between 31-40 years. Majority (68%) street vendors were having only secondary level of education ie. 10 th standard. Out of 50 street vendors(88 per cent) are having business as their family occupation and were married. Out of five types of street vendors fruit selling vendors are found to have highest (76%) membership in the CIGs (Common Interest groups) followed by chat vendors (72%) and mini meals vendors are the least (24%)to have membership in the CIGs. While coming to the part of loan accessibility fruit selling vendors are the most (46%) loan availed street vendors and mini meals vendors were least (16%) loan availed street vendors. Hence the study claims to focus on present position of street vendors to mitigate methodologies in view betterment of financial approaches to safeguard their livelihood and make this profession more profitable and respectable.

Keywords: Street vendors, Informal Enterprise, Socio Economic status

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Kampasati Veeraiah. 2021. Street Vendors an Informal Enterprise - A Socio Economic Overview.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(5): 587-593. doi:
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