Business Daily from THE HINDU group of publications
Saturday, Nov 18, 2006
ePaper


News
Features
Stocks
Cross Currency
Shipping
Archives
Google

Group Sites

Industry & Economy - Urban Development
Marketing - Policy
States - Andhra Pradesh
Centre finalising Act to regulate street hawking, says Minister

Our Bureau

AP to set up nodal agency for urban housing


To make the policy on urban street vendors effective, consultations are on with all the stakeholders.


THE UNION MINISTER of State for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Ms Kumari Selja, with the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, and the State Home Minister, Mr K. Jana Reddy, at a meeting on urban housing in Hyderabad on Friday. - P.V. Sivakumar

Hyderabad , Nov. 17

Street hawking activities, a common phenomenon in urban India, will soon be regulated, presumably to the advantage of hawkers and consumers.

The Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Ms Kumari Selja, told a national conference on `Housing and human settlement' here today that her Ministry was finalising a Model Act on Urban Street Vending for the purpose.

To make the policy on urban street vendors effective, consultations are on with all the stakeholders, including representatives of State Governments, vendor associations and experts, she said.

ROLE FOR MUNICIPALITIES

Municipalities should play a proactive role in formulating and implementing schemes that meet the requirements of street vendors. The Ministry has initiated steps to provide and promote a supportive environment to street vendors to enable them earn their livelihood, the Minster said.

On the National Urban Housing and Habitat Policy 2006, Ms Selja said, "The policy is in the final stages of clearance by the Cabinet". As for FDI in integrated townships and housing, she said the response has been good.

On the zooming land prices in urban areas and the role of the Centre in bringing them down, she said, "Market forces determine the land prices and it is a State subject, therefore the Andhra Pradesh Government should look into it here."

Housing for urban poor

The Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, in his address said the State was creating a separate nodal agency for housing for urban poor.

The Government had taken up a massive Rs 7,000-crore initiative to provide about 25 lakh houses. The State subsidy was Rs 1,400 crore, while the loan component was Rs 5,600 crore with Hudco being the major lender.

The State was also putting in place an online monitoring system for the massive housing initiative. Social audit through community based organisations and non-government organisation has been taken up. Cement and building materials companies have been very cooperative, the Chief Minister said.

Housing Ministers from 12 States and senior officials from the Central and State Ministries concerned with housing are participating in the two-day meet, which began today.

More Stories on : Urban Development | Policy | Andhra Pradesh | Trading

Article E-Mail :: Comment :: Syndication :: Printer Friendly Page



Stories in this Section
Pact for funding infrastructure projects in TN


Centre finalising Act to regulate street hawking, says Minister
Sporty raffle
Cement sector remains positive
9 new Indian billionaires in Forbes' list
A rice variety that can earn carbon credits!
Higher fertiliser, wheat imports cause problems at Vizag
Kamal Nath hopeful of resolving EU issue
US trade teams to visit Kolkata
Kerala to form company for infrastructure
Kinfra plans food processing SEZ in Malappuram
India to re-negotiate gas price with Iran
MRPL: No discounts on LPG, kerosene
Foreign offshore ships to face tighter entry norms
Reliance, Videocon sign separate pacts in Timor
BP signs production sharing deal for coal bed methane block
Indo-US nuke deal: Final legislation awaited
Over 60,000 corporate tax returns e-filed
Texprocil signs pact with Uzbekistan
Symantec to reach out to SMEs via channel partners
Vendor development programme
Adobe India chief's kidnapped son rescued
TRAI gets response from 10 stakeholders
B-school students to visit Pak
PG course in nuclear engg
Stress on communication skills
Varsity in pact with San Diego B-school
Quality can't be sacrificed for quantity: Rangarajan
Managing management education
Malayalam Web site on education
`Globalisation offers scope for students to tap biz avenues'
Power sector to gain
`Economics is a fascinating discipline'
Vietnam, Pennsylvania woo Indian investors
New tourism policy on the anvil in Karnataka


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | The Hindu Images | Home |

Copyright 2006, The Hindu Business Line. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu Business Line