Hawkers and street vendors are part and parcel of urban life in India.

Mostly illegal, their presence is a significant factor in the growing congestion along our cities roads - even if they do make shopping more convenient for some of us. Tackling the problem is complicated - the issue is highly politicized. Below is the observation and classification been listed when we visited some of the vendors. They can be classified majorly two categories on basis of kind of operation 1. Organized y Food on Wheels Various Chains work like this ± Chakh le India,GoGola,Vadilal/kwality Walls Ice Cream Stalls y Roadside Shops Kirti wada pav,BTW (bittu tikki walla) Tikki

Operation o Ownership : It can be owned as a business unit by a company or by a group of people who started a company. Hygiene : There are proper measures taken into consideration like use of gloves while preparing food, use of disposable material. Waste management is properly been handled to ensure that the surroundings are kept clean. Preparation : These shops generally get supplies of raw materials from different vendors and the fresh food is prepared in every unit. Distribution Mostly central distribution network is followed where in the needs of each unit is distributed through a central ware house. Financing They take either loans from bank or own contribution to start their business. Sometimes loans are taken from unorganized money lenders. Storage Space Proper storage space for central ware house but in separate units storage is done in shop only. Marketing Measures Food Display, Boards, Location of Shop, Word of Mouth

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Competition Other street vendors and restaurants(fast food Joints/ Cafeteria ) o 2.Dabeli are served and made. Storage Space They store raw materials at home and have limited storage space on the tables or basket stand which they use for their food display and preparation. We visited some hawkers stalls in bandra . Food items are not properly covered at times. Unorganized Market We visited Kaho Gali Area.o Consumer Feedback Customer suggestions are forwarded to central unit for implementing changes throughout the chain. the owner buys and sells the goods himself. Distribution : There is no formal distribution procedure. Some hawkers bring half prepared food and sell in the market after fully cooking it as in when demand arise. Sometimes loans are taken from unorganized money lenders. They use small dust bins around to dispose the waste. Marketing Measures Food Display. Operation o Ownership : It can be a sole ownership model or a community base model. Location.Dosas. Boards. They use same water for food preparation and for cleaning. Hygiene : There are no proper measures taken into consideration like use of gloves. Preparation : These hawkers generally buy raw materials on their own from other market.Mumbai as well. They sometimes use umbrella shade in summers.Mumbai where products± Chaat (fruit mix or potato chips . Word of Mouth o o o o o o . Financing They are self financed units.

Competition Other street vendors and restaurants (fast food Joints/ Cafeteria ) o .o Consumer Feedback They make customized food on request of consumer and are flexible in approach.

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