International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Political Science | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024 | Rating: 4.6 / 10

Status of Women Street Vendors in India: Issues and Challenges

Dr. B. E. George Dimitrov

Abstract: In India, women street vendors contribute a significant role in the informal sector in building up a stronger economy. Street vending is a profession and the source of livelihood, which is the way of life for the millions of marginalized people in India. Women street vendors are diversified under urban and semi - urban areas to carry out their day to day activities. There are almost 10 million street vendors who directly or indirectly involve in the vending business for their daily livelihood. Their source of place and occupation hugely depends on streets, sidewalks, pavements, railway platforms, markets, playgrounds, outside the malls and plazas. After COVID- 19 pandemic their livelihood is vitally challenged in accumulating funds or trying to shift their occupation is widely found among the street vendors. To protect street vendors various programmes and schemes are implemented by the Indian government but majority of them are facing lack of awareness in availing the schemes. The pandemic has made not only their livelihood questionable also made them face lots of social evils amongst the family members which has led to siviour traumatization.

Keywords: Women Street Vendors, Informal Sector, COVID - 19 Impact, Government Schemes

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,

Pages: 1844 - 1848

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