All women market vendor
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Assam State Urban Livelihoods Mission Society (ASULMS) has selected Rudrabhishek Infosystem Pvt. Ltd. (RIPL) to provide consultancy services for preparation of the city street vending plans.

Rudrabhishek Infosystem Pvt. Ltd. (RIPL) Is a subsidiary of Rudrabhishek Enterprises Ltd. (REPL).

The project falls under the Support to Urban Street Vendors (SUSV) component of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM).

This project is expected to address the concerns of urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces for vending, institutional credit, improved skills and social security linkages.

Vending plan for Assam
(Left) Suvasish Das, State Mission Director, Assam State Urban Livelihood Mission Society and. (right) Surendranath Das, DGM-GIS, RIPL.

Street vending has a prominent place in the urban supply chain and provides inexpensive and convenient access to goods and services to all segments of the population.

Street vending is an integral part of the economic growth process in urban areas.

Through implementation of Street Vending Plan, the public will also experience good pedestrian access, parking space and improved civic amenities under this development plan, said a RIPL press statement.

Surendranath Das, DGM (GIS, RIPL), said, “The project aims to promote sustainable development of the large informal and unorganized workforce in the urban areas. Our experience of working on similar projects in Haryana, UP and Punjab gives us an edge.”

“With expertise in using latest GIS-based technology with cloud-based services, we are confident that we will execute the project with finesse,” Das added.

In the first phase, the project will cover 10 districts including Barpeta, Nalbari, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Mangaldai, Golaghat, Sonitpur and Nagaon.

In the second phase, the project will cover 14 districts including Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao, Hailakandi, Jorhat, Chirang, Karimganj, Morigaon, Lakhimpur, Silchar, Sivasagar, Tinsukia and Udalguri.

RIPL will identify the street vendors and classify them under three categories: Stationary, peripatetic/wandering and mobile.

The project includes identification of areas that may be further classified as restriction-free, restricted and prohibited vending zones with the help of GIS-based city mapping, vendor census survey including their biometric through mobile application.

RIPL will prepare the street vending plan and detailed implementation plan for each ULBs (Urban Local Bodies) in a GIS environment.

RIPL will also prepare the web-enabled MIS system, which will help ULB to maintain their records easily. Through this, ULB can track and monitor the overall process, the statement further said.

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