A Study on Impact of COVID-19 on Street Vending
Street vending is a profession chosen by a set of people who unable to get regular jobs in the remunerative sectors because of their low level skills. So they choose street vending as a profession to sell vegetables, home appliances, decorative etc., to door to door. They play a major role to distributing the commodities urban as well as rural areas. There are around 4.5 Lakhs Street vendors are there in the state. In Bangalore there may be around 25000 street vendors are there (1.5 lakhs street vendors are there as per BBMP) out of which only 7000 members have got ID cards from BDSVF (Bangalore District Street Vendors Federation).
The COVID-19 coronavirus burst has affected inhabitants across the globe. Instantly we were exposed to a life-threatening situation, confronted with several medical, socio- economic and political challenges. While the medical fraternity has focused on developing successful vaccine and medical treatments, many countries have introduced extensive restrictions on day to day life to control and prevent the spread of the virus. This resulted in a complete shut-down of whole municipalities, states, and even countries. This resulted for changes to the patterns of street vending. The present study comprehensively extended to cover the depth views of COVID 19 effect on their daily vending. The present researcher's effort to explore the impact of pandemic on hucksters profession.
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