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National Policy for Street Vendors

Street vendors across several Indian cities have generally been regarded as nuisance value, their presence seen as inimical to urban development. However, the range of goods and services they provide renders them useful to other sections of the urban poor and thus they form an important segment of the informal economy. A draft national policy on street vendors argues that needs of this section are vital for urban planning purposes. Regulation of vendors and hawking zones and granting vendors a voice in civic administration need to become definitive elements of urban development policy.

Explorations in Urban Planning

Geographic and Planning Research Themes for the New Millennium edited by Allen G Noble, A S Mukherjee, Baleshwar Thakur and Frank J Costa; Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, 2000, Rs 495, pp 480.

Politics and Economics of Credit Rating

Rather than being carried out in an objective manner, the credit rating exercise has been used as an instrument to persuade the local bodies to follow market-based financial discipline.

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