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Spreading awareness on cleanliness

The Hindu, 21 January, 2014


MYSORE: The street vendors received a training-cum-awareness programme on maintenance of hygiene here on Monday.


The programme was organised as part of the Street Vendors Day conducted by the Mysore District Street Vendors Association here on Monday.


Attended by nearly 600 members, the programme was inaugurated by M. Shivanna, chairman, National Commission for Safai Karamcharis.


The resource persons focused on maintenance of hygiene by street vendors as it had a bearing on public health.




The association members submitted a memorandum to A.H. Vishwanath, MP, and other elected representatives, asking them to ensure that their source of livelihood was not disturbed.


They said that there were nearly one lakh people dependent on hawking as a source of livelihood and their collective welfare should be protected.




Making an appeal for a community hall, the vendors also sought reservation for their children in educational institutions and to bring them under the Yeshasvini health scheme.


The association also urged local authorities to create facilities for hawking in new residential areas, extend housing and residential sites under different government programmes, and so on.


Association president N. Chandrashekar and general secretary Bhaskar Srinivas Raje Urs were present.


‘Focus on hygiene as it has a bearing on public health’

Street vendors seek facilities under Yeshasvini scheme