The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) distributed Identity cards to 630 street food vendors under National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) in the city on Thursday.
The move aims to bring in professionalism into their trade as per the guidelines of NULM. MCC has identified 1,303 streets and issued over 630 cards. The remaining vendors will get the cards after they furnish the requisite documents.
The vendors identified for rehabilitation have been given identity cards under NULM, which was formed to address the problems of urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable space for vending.
Mayor M J Ravi Kumar said “Food vendors should display their ID cards at the stalls and also produce it before the authorities concerned during inspection.”
A Town Vending Committee, headed by MCC Commissioner will be constituted while the ward and zonal-level committees have been formed to conduct a survey.
Speaking about the establishment of Food Courts in the city, Mayor said ‘The civic body has completed the tender process and works will commence soon. MCC has identified places at four zones to establish food courts. It has also identified 31 places in the city to provide space to street vendors, he added.
Deputy Mayor Rathna Lakshmana, Public Health Standing Committee chairman Mahadevappa and Corporator Seema Prasad were also present.