The Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex Prince Dhawan today inaugurated the permanent vending zone at Naharlagun in the presence of the Itanagar Municipal Deputy Chief Councillor Tarh Nachung, Empowered Standing Committee Member Gora Tallang, EAC Naharlagun Hento Karga, CMEO Habung Lampung, MEE Tadar Tarang and a host of other officials. Speaking as the Chief Guest,
DC highlighted the importance of vendors in our daily life. He stressed that no house can run without the vendors and therefore it is necessary to recognise their services and to have proper designated vending zones in the Capital Complex. He lauded the effort of the EAC Naharlagun, IMC, All Arunachal Pradesh Hawkers and Street Vendors Federation (AAPHSVF) etc for the successful establishment of the vending zone as it requires a group effort and hoped that they would continue to provide their support to the District Administration. Calling everyone a stakeholder, the DC urged them to work in coordination with each other and to acknowledge the effort that was put by everyone. He also directed the AAPHSVF to ensure that such vendors run their business only at the designated locations.
He also stressed that cleanliness should be maintained at any cost. As our district is at 216th position in cleanliness, we should all try to work our best to bring our district Capital Complex to the top 10. As door to door collection has already started, the DC informed that new vehicles have been procured and additional NGOs and labour have been hired to ensure complete cleaning of the Capital Complex and now the workers would come to every door to collect the garbage and sought the cooperation of every citizen of Capital Complex to make it a success. The DC further hoped that the area would be well maintained by the vendors and also assured to provide cooperation from the District Administration. The DC further stressed that import of agricultural products from other districts should be encouraged but discipline should be maintained at any cost and we should not allow mushrooming of vendors at places other than designated vending zones. During the programme, the DC also issued identity cards and uniforms to the vendors
The Dy. Chief Councillor asked the vendors to work in coordination. He appreciated the DC for recognising the services of the vendors and hoped that it would go a long way in boosting the moral of the vendors. He also distributed dustbins during the programme.
The EAC Naharlagun highlighted the provisions of the Street Vendors Act 2014 and the Arunachal Pradesh Street Vendors Act 2014. He also traced back the history of Vendors from the British Era and echoed the views of the DC that a state cannot run without its vendors.
Gora Tallang also lauded the effort of the DC and hoped that he would continue to provide his support in such endeavour.
Earlier Habung Lampung CMEO while welcoming everyone urged the vendors to work in cooperation and to keep the area clean. He stressed that we should all work towards setting an example for others to follow.
Roger Nabam Hina, General Secretary, AAPHSVF thanked the DC for providing with an area for the establishment of vending zone. He also stressed on the need for more such areas for vending zones. He also requested for a proper storage to which the DC assured to provide cold storage for all the four vending zones in the Capital Complex. He also requested for the construction of toilet to which the DC assured to look into the matter. He further hoped that under the guidance of DC, the capital Complex would prosper to more heights.