New Delhi, March 13 2021|| PIB

Synopsis:
The objective of the competition was to design a new and cost-effective solution for a modern vending cart to cope with the recent challenges emerging due to COVID-19. The cart should also provide better business prospects in the post COVID-19 world. Design should also consider issues and opportunities for street vendors so that they can sell better with improved efficiency and pride. It should address the needs of all segments of society.

Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, has organised a competition for Covid19 Street Vending Cart Designfor designing a new and cost effective cart models. The NIDs students in Ahmedabad, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana and Madhya Pradeshtook part in it from 22.12.2020 to 05.02.2021.

National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad coordinated with other NIDs and conducted a Design Hackathon for designing new carts to cope with the recent challenges emerging due to COVID-19.After selection, it is also proposed to offer these models in mass scale to street vendors.

The Current Status of categories of Challenge conducted by NIDs is given below:

Details of eventsAhmedabadAndhra PradeshAssamHaryanaMadhya Pradesh
      
      
No. of Teams/ Students participated & fees(if any)27 Teams participated19 Teams(Team of 3 students)7 Teams(Team of 3 students)13 teams registered6 (Top three teams will be selected)
Design Shortlisted along with categories detailsStreet Vending Cart for Food Business: Winner   SVANNA1st Runner-upANSHU TOPPO2nd Runner-up(3 designs)THELAOCKTADE CART Street Vending Cart for Fruit/ Vegetables (3) Winner: MANDI1st Runner-up: CHARIOT2nd Runner-up: APNA CART Street Vending Cart for General Merchandise (1) 1st Runner-upANYWHERE STORETEAM MUDUShruchiJaiswal, 4th year, TAD
TushaarSonkar, 4th year, CDJananiSridharan, 4th year, ID

TEAM JOGAD GADI
BratadeepSahoo, 3rd year, CDTejasPawar, 3rd year, IDShubham Sawant, 3rd year, ID
TEAM TRIZBUZZHimanshu Sharma, 2nd year, IDIshikaArora, 2nd year, CDAshwinMajli, 2nd year, ID
THELA GAADI-A dream cart for the street retail vending entrepreneurKART BUOY-A fast food cart keeping in mind the current pandemic situationEXTRA-Innovative multipurpose food cart designCARTWALK-A cart with a modern form and an innovating stacking and storage system.To be shortlisted by the Jury panelTo be shortlisted by the Jury panel
Prize AwardWinnerINR 40,000/-1st Runner up INR 25000/-2nd Runner upINR 15,000Top 3 teams received INR 21,000 cash prize15000/- Cash Prize to each of the winning teams.To be declaredTo be declared 

The objective of the competition was to design a new and cost-effective solution for a modern vending cart to cope with the recent challenges emerging due to COVID-19. The cart should also provide better business prospects in the post COVID-19 world. Design should also consider issues and opportunities for street vendors so that they can sell better with improved efficiency and pride. It should address the needs of all segments of society.

As Street vendor uses conventional vending carts but, in the post COVID-19 era, the requirements from a cart have evolved in terms of packaging of goods, display, billing, hygiene, foldability, compactness, mobility, accessories like dustbin, seat etc., provision for shade, lighting, power supply etc. Indian Street Vendors are going through a tough phase due to COVID -19 scenario. Loss of customers and demand, restriction of mobility, hygiene issues, and competitive challenges are dominant in the present time. Post COVID-19 time, there are new emerging scenarios in street vending. There lies an opportunity for street vendors to innovate their businesses and attract customers adapting to these changes. These Street carts could become a turning point for product, storage, mobility and branding pointof view.

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