Like pedlars the hawkers play an important role in regard to retail trade. Their operations are mainly confined to the urban area. The hawkers move all over within the limits of the place of their calling to sell their merchandise. As the district is not well developed, the hawking system seems to prevail only in the developed or municipal towns like Chandrapur, Gadhchiroli, Warora, Brahmapuri, etc. The hawkers purchase their goods from the district place or from the nearest market place. They carry goods on their person but sometimes they use a hand cart as well. Most of their transactions are carried out on the cash basis but sale on credit basis is not entirely unknown. The goods which are sold by them include milk, vegetables and fruits, sprouted pulses, coconuts, betel-leaves, pulses, fish, bread and biscuits, eggs. sweets, dry fruits, metal utensils, crockery, ice-creams and sharabats, earthenware, stationery and old and new clothes, etc. There were 25 hawkers in Chandrapur tahsil in 1965-66.