The case for lock-up storage facilities for microenterprises in India
of lockup storage space near the market to safeguard their stock at the end of the day. Such stores mean that traders do not have to commute home with their stock every day; they provide a number of other
advantages as well, such as toilet facilities and a place to rest. Renting arrangements for such stores are not formalized, however, and there are insufficient lockup stores available. This article describes
how the municipal authorities' attempts to provide small shops have become uneconomic, and calls for recognition from the authorities of the storage needs of microentrepreneurs.