Consumers asked to be aware of their rights

Consumers asked to be aware of their rights
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He addressed consumer awareness meeting at Dharmaram village of Geesukonda mandal in the district on Friday marking the National Consumer Day that fall December 24. 

Geesukonda: Even though three decades passed since Consumers Protection Act 1986 came into force, only three per cent of population in the country was able to make use of the law, said State Federation of Consumers Councils vice president Pallepadu Damodar.

He addressed consumer awareness meeting at Dharmaram village of Geesukonda mandal in the district on Friday marking the National Consumer Day that fall December 24.

Lack of awareness among the customers regarding their rights has been making them victims of erring practices of companies.If the consumer was not equipped with the knowledge of their rights, no amount of laws by the government could prove useful.

The consumers should be aware of their rights and the consumer councils should play crucial role in educating them, he added.Warangal Rural district weights and measures department inspector Rajeshwar Rao explained how the traders would dupe the consumers by giving practical examples.

The consumers should cultivate the habit of questioning erring traders, should book cases against them and the department would act against them.

Food Inspector Ramakrishna said in India about 80 per cent of population was affected by food adulteration. As a result their health was being damaged severely. Parents should prevent children from consuming junk food.GWMC councillor Lingam Mounika, Prof Narsimha Rao and others were present.

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