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Govt unveils scheme for street vendors in J&K

Sets -up eligibility criteria for issuance of vending certificates; Survey to be carried out in municipal limits of UT by respective urban bodies 

Nasir Azam

(Asian News Hub) – The Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory administration has unveiled a scheme for protection of livelihood of street vendors and regulation of vending in the UT.

Documents in possession of news agency—KNO lay bare that the scheme has been rolled out under the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014.

The scheme will be applicable to all the municipal bodies/Municipalities in the Union Territory of the Jammu and Kashmir from the date as may be notified by the government in the official gazette.

As per its guidelines, the town vending committee of the concerned urban local body such as municipal corporation or municipal council shall conduct the survey of street vendors itself or get it done through suitable agency.

The survey should be conducted to identify all existing street vendors within the area of its jurisdiction and the natural markets developed over the years by holding a spot verification.

The survey shall also record the identity of the street vendor, whether the vendor is a mobile vendor or a stationary vendor of a lane, sidewalk, footpath, pavement, public park or in any other public place or private area.

According to the scheme guidelines, a person shall be eligible for grant of certificate of vending if he is a citizen of India and has no other means of livelihood except street vending.

He shall also have completed the age of eighteen years or such other age as the government may prescribe.

The documents further state that the town vending committee shall fix vending fees depending on the footfall of the area but such fees shall be as prescribed by the government from time to time.

“Every year ten per cent fees shall be increased. The municipality may collect vending fees annually if it deems fit,” reads the documents.

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5 more localities declared as micro-containment zones in Srinagar

(Asian News Hub) – The authorities on Monday declared five more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar in view of detection of fresh Covid-19 cases.

Srinagar admin said that 5 more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo have been declared as Covid-19 containment zones to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The areas which have been declared as containment zones include Meerakabad Shalimar, Hyder Colony Kill Khan Gali Upper Soura, Buchpora Firdous Colony in Zadibal and Gazaliabad Lane No. 01 HMT and Shahanwar Colony Lane 02 in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

Officials said that at least these areas have at least 33 active cases of Covid-19 and to prevent the further spread of the virus, these localities have been declared as micro-containment zones.

KNO

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Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight

(Asian News Hub) – At least two unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that broke out between government forces and militants in Zeipora Mantribugh area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.

A senior police officer told that two unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained. He said that the search operation is still on in the area.

He said that the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 38 militants have been killed so far in Jammu and Kashmir this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the internet services have been snapped across Shopian district.

KNO

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Fortis hospital sets Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar

Appoints Dr Mir Sammiullah as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram

(Asian News Hub) – Keeping in view the rising incidence of liver diseases in Kashmir, Fortis Hospital has established a Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar.

The Centre will cater all types of liver diseases and liver transplant services.

Dr Mir Sammiullah has been appointed as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.

The OPD services will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

KNT

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