In Nepal, a large number of individuals work in the informal sector of the economy, with street hawking being one of the most common occupations in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City. The research intends to analyze the overall state and livelihood of street vendors, with an emphasis on Sundhara and New Baneshwor, the city's most populated market districts. Furthermore, the goal of this research is to investigate the influence of street selling in the context of the urban environment and the sellers themselves.This research is conducted using the random survey sampling methods. The data were collected using a structured questionnaire, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions as the primary method of data collection, followed by a secondary method of data collection that included a review of various research papers, books, journals, articles, seminar papers, web browsing, and so on. According to the conclusions of this study, street selling is one of the most susceptible companies.
The study on street vendor in Sundhara and New Baneshwor seeks for two things. First, need of consideration for the solutions to challenges encountered by street sellers in metropolitan areas. Second, solutions to difficulties generated by the presence of street sellers in metropolitan areas. The focus of study on the impact of street vendors in urban space has resulted two opposing viewpoints. One position considered street sellers as "victims" of urban space concerns, while another saw them as "criminals" who cause problems in urban areas. In terms of policies, strategies, and programs pertaining to street sellers, the government and other relevant authorities and agencies were unable to provide any clarification. Furthermore, the government's lack of planning and rules regulating street vending has rendered street vending an unstable employment. This even demonstrates the state's ignorance of the growing informal economy.Key words: informal economy, urban space, livelihood, urban anthropology, right to city, street vendors.