On 30th May, Bhakti Patil, Assistant Manager, Development and Strategy, Centre for Civil Society (CCS), was invited to speak about CCS' ongoing work for the rights and recognition of street vendors, at the Atlas Network Global Policy Perspectives Event held in New York. Atlas Network's Global Policy Perspectives series brings think tank leaders from around the world to discuss policy issues affecting their countries and how their work fits into those landscapes.
Engaging with over 70 policy enthusiasts, industry and civil society leaders and journalists,she highlighted CCS' continuing effort to protect and empower street vendors through the effective implementation of the Street Vendors Act of 2014. The talk also addressed the state of doing business in India, enduring regulatory bottlenecks to the opening and running businesses and the burgeoning shadow economy in the country.
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