Residents and Hawkers Working Together: An ALM Success Story

VCAN has always emphasised that Hawkers provide an essential service which is availed of by the community. However, to keep the footpaths free for pedestrians, and yet offer the hawkers a source of livelihood, the residents and hawkers must work together to find a compromise.

Residents coming together to form ALMs or Advance Locality Management is the best way to tackle most issues facing a locality, and Hawkers are no different. The ALM of Little Gibbs Road recognised this and rather than try to remove the hawkers in their area, sought to involve them as stakeholders in the community.

Their success story has been covered by the Times of India on Page 2 of their issue of Tuesday, 19th August 2014. The full article by Anahita Mukherji can be viewed below.

TOI Article on ALM of Little Gibbs Road and Hawkers dt 19th August 2014