Street vendors protest by begging

Street vendors of the city staged a protest, by begging, in Mysuru, on Monday. They urged the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) to allow them to hawk in the city.

The protestors gathered near Gandhi Square, here, and staged the demonstration. They also raised slogans against the MCC for evicting them.

Hundreds of street vendors were earning their livelihood by their trade. However, MCC has unilaterally evicted these vendors with a pretext of beautifying the city.

Due to the decision by the civic body, hundreds of families of street vendors are in dire straits, they pointed out.

The vendors also took offence at the MCC using the Abhaya taskforce, used during the monsoon to clear drains and snapped trees, to forcibly evict the vendors.

They urged the MCC to stop the eviction of street vendors at once or ensure proper alternative arrangements for them. 

Chief Minister and District in-charge Minister V Srinivas Prasad should respond to our demands, failing which protests will be intensified, they said.

Demanding water supply

Urging the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) to ensure drinking water supply, members of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) staged a protest in front of the MCC office, here, on Monday.

The protestors blamed the delay by the MCC in deciding which agency to hand over water supply responsibilities, after the contract with JUSCO ended, due to which water supply has been affected.

 The differences between the MCC and Karnataka Water Supply and Drainage Board is also hampering water supply, they alleged.

They demanded the MCC to decide on the water supply issue soon, so that the residents of the city are not inconvenienced.

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