A STUDY ON ECONOMIC PROSPECT AND PROBLEMS OF FAST FOOD STREET VENDING: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO GUWAHATI CITY

Kashyap Baishya, Sikha Jeuti Das

Abstract


Fast food street vending is an important part of urban life and food supply in developing countries. It is an integral part of cities with diverse communities, distinct food cultures, and large population engaged in unskilled and low paid jobs. Although street fast food vending is an important part of urban informality, this sector has always been underestimated and neglected. In this paper the prospects and problems of street vendors associated with their workplace have been studied.


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Street vendors, Informal sector, Fast food, Government

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