Shillong: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) of Meghalaya has barred hawking by non-tribals or any activity of hawking on footpaths, public roads, street corners and other areas under the jurisdiction of the council without a valid licence issued by it.
According to a notification issued by the office of the executive committee of the KHADC on October 4, any non-tribal found violating this will be penalised as per standing norms. The notification issued will be effective from October 14.
The prohibition order from the KHADC comes after it was seen that many non-tribals have been carrying out their businesses in areas within the jurisdiction of the council, especially in parts of state capital Shillong, without a valid licence.
The secretary to the EC of KHADC mentioned that hawking that is being carried out is illegal, unhygienic, and a cause of inconvenience to the general public.