NID Students build cost-effective model street vending cart
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Students at NID develop cost-effective modern street vending cart models to fix COVID issues. The Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has organized a competition for Covid-19 Street Vending Cart Design in partnership with the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, to design new and cost-effective cart models. The competition was attended by students from the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh. "The aim of the competition was to develop a new and cost-effective solution for a modern vending cart to address the recent challenges posed by Covid-19," according to the announcement.
NID Students build cost-effective model
From December 22, 2020, to February 5, 2021, NID students from Ahmedabad, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh competed in the competition. Students at NID create models for modern street vending carts that are both cost-effective and functional.
The National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, collaborated with other NIDs to hold a Design Hackathon to create new carts to address the new challenges posed by the Covid-19. Following the range, it is also suggested that these models be made available to street vendors on a large scale.
The competition's aim was to come up with a creative and cost-effective solution for a modern vending cart that could deal with the new challenges posed by Covid-19. In the post-pandemic world, the cart could also have better business opportunities.
The design should also take into account problems and resources for street vendors so that they can sell more effectively and with pride. It should cater to the needs of people from all walks of life.
Traditional vending carts are used by street vendors, but in the post-Covid-19 era, the specifications for a cart have changed in terms of packaging, display, billing, hygiene, foldability, compactness, versatility, accessories such as a dustbin, bench, and so on, as well as shade, lighting, and power supply.
Due to the Covid-19 situation, Indian street vendors are going through a difficult time. Loss of consumers and demand, mobility restrictions, hygiene concerns, and competitive difficulties are all prevalent at the moment. In the post-Covid-19 period, new street vending scenarios have emerged.
Street vendors have an opportunity to innovate their businesses and draw customers by adapting to these changes. According to a statement from the commerce ministry, these street carts may be a turning point in terms of merchandise, storage, mobility, and branding.