Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicStreet vendors

Topic: street vendors

Why don’t Indian fruit sellers make it big despite good profits? Imperfect competition, says study

Study by Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee & other scholars from US, UK and Canada found that fresh produce vendors charge high mark-ups but fail to adopt competitive market practices.

‘0.01%’ street vendors from minority communities benefit from Centre’s loan scheme, finds RTI query

A total of 32.26 lakh loans were disbursed under the PM SVANidhi scheme between June 2020 & May 2022, according to data revealed by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Only 1.6% loans to street vendors under PM SVANidhi so far have come from private banks

Of total loans disbursed to over 20 lakh street vendors until 29 March, PSBs gave loans to over 18 lakh applicants while private banks distributed loans to just 32,534.

Baba ka Dhaba couple’s life has changed since viral video, but it’s not ‘bungalows & cash’

Massive crowds at Baba ka Dhaba are mostly selfie-seekers, brands are fighting sponsorship war. But the 10-member family living in two-room slum house is not complaining.

After 25 million meals for poor, chef Vikas Khanna pledges 10 million for street vendors

Under Vikas Khanna's #FeedIndia initiative, satellite kitchens have been set-up along road sides and highways to help those heading home or stranded due to the Covid lockdown.

Chai, chaat, chowmein — Indian street food won’t die, neither cholera nor corona can end it

For now, street food and Indians are going to be in a long-distance relationship. But as India slowly unlocks, the country's 30 lakh street chefs have some good news.

Street vendors can do for Covid-hit economy what large malls can’t

The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to rethink city living but we can’t discount the street vendors’ ability to blunt some of the economic pain.

Street food vendors are back after Covid safety training, now hoping for business to return

With Covid numbers rising in India, many people will continue to play it safe, which means a grim future for the street food business.

Delhi e-rickshaw drivers, vendors turn to selling vegetables as lockdown dries up finances

Non-essential business owners have taken up this less profitable livelihood to survive lockdown. But they fear a disrupted supply chain may affect resumption of businesses.

Police violence makes migrant labourers forget caste, bond economically & politically: Study

US-based researcher's survey of migrant workers in Lucknow finds that police repression induces new forms of solidarities rooted in shared experiences.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

Recalling 8 stories of supreme heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 Bangladesh war 

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.