By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangaluru : Sonia Gandhi led UPA Governmentdid several welfare Acts . Karnataka has become the first state to implement the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Re settlement Act, the landmark legislation enacted by the UPA government last year."Rules have been framed and government is issuing the final notification,'' said T.B.Jayachandra the law minister .The Act came into effect in January 2014. But Karnataka Government did not implement THE STREET VENDORS (PROTECTION OF LIVELIHOOD AND REGULATION OF STREET VENDING) ACT, 2014 despite court orders. "Street vendors constitute an integral part of our urban economy. Street vending is not only a source of self-employment to the poor in cities and towns but also a means to provide 'affordable' as well as 'convenient' services to a majority of the urban population, especially the common man. Street vendors are often those who are unable to get regular jobs in the remunerative formal sector on account of their low level of education and skills. They try to solve their livelihoods issues through their own meagre financial resources and sweat equity. Given the pace of urbanization and the opportunities presented through the development of urban areas, the growth of street vendors' population is likely to have an upward trend. It is vital that these vendors are enabled to pursue their livelihoods in a congenial and harassment free atmosphere. Inclusive growth strategy adopted by the 11th and 12th Five Year Plans calls for a facilitating mechanism for street vending to aid economic growth and inclusion simultaneously.” The Karnataka high court reportedly asked BBMP to continue clearing footpath encroachments in the city while ensuring that rights of hawkers are protected. The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014, shouldn't be violated, a division bench headed by Chief Justice D H Waghela reportedly had said. The bench adjourned a PIL filed by Jennifer Pinto and Priya Rao on the rights of pedestrians. The bench noted that hawkers have a legal right and it must be protected. "You (BBMP) need to get this clear. In an issue like this, there is a conflict between the right of persons to walk, the right of persons to sell and also the right of those who to buy. Any half-hearted attempt only increases corruption," the division bench reportedly told BBMP counsel. The Counsel said a scheme may be framed for hawkers at the meeting called by the urban development department Government of Karnataka.