New Delhi, Jul 18 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today urged Mayor Arti Mehra to immediately start allotment of Teh Bazari to enable around four lakh poor families in the Capital city to earn their livelihoods.
In a letter written to Mayor Arti Mehra, Ms Dikshit, stating that inaction of the MCD and non-allotment of Teh Bazaris has resulted in denial of earning opportunity to the poor, requested for early action in this regard by the MCD.
The MCD was to start allotment as per the order of the Supreme Court. As per the Supreme Court order, 2.5 per cent of the total population of Delhi has to be allotted Teh Bazaris.
In the letter, Ms Dikshit brought to the notice of Ms Mehra that even after a lapse of a year or so, poor families have not yet been able to get their Teh Bazaris. This has created a situation of uncertainty, resulting in hardship to poor families.
Ms Dikshit said that inaction of MCD and non-allotment of Teh Bazaris has resulted in denial of earning opportunity to the poor.
She said a number of office bearers of Patri Traders have been meeting her to raise their demand for their due Teh Bazaris.
A copy of the letter has also been sent to MCD Commissioner.
Around 2.75 lakh applications submitted for allotment of Teh Bazaris are under consideration in the MCD. Between 500 to 1500 people in each ward have applied for it.
There are 272 wards in the MCD.
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