This article will understand the extent of consumer awareness through a data set of eighty urban households in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. The piece argues the importance of consumer awareness and the realisation of the same internationally and in various nation-states. Based on the data, Ritesh Singh draws a graphic analysis of consumer purchasing habits and their awareness.
By Aakarsh Shah, RNPI law school Editor’s note: Medical negligence is punishable under various laws such as torts, IPC, Indian Contracts Act, Consumer Protection Act,
Aman Shukla, Lloyd Law College Editor’s note: National economies no longer exist in a vacuum. There is an increasing economic interdependence of markets due
By A Gowri Nair & K.M. Aiswarya, School Of Legal Studies, CUSAT “Editor’s Note: Today, there are no boundaries in the business world. Technology has cured the
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Consumer exploitation in India can be brought down only with proper awareness of the consumers about their rights. There are many platforms which they can approach to put in their complaints and escalate it to achieve justice. The Government understood the need to protect consumers from unscrupulous suppliers, and several laws have been made for this purpose. We have the Indian Contract Act, the Sale of Goods Act, the Dangerous Drugs Act, the Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marketing) Act, the Indian Standards Institution (Certification Marks) Act, the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, etc. which to some extent protect consumer interests. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 was enacted to provide a simpler and quicker access to redressal of consumer grievances. However, from the analysis of performance with regards to the disposal rate of cases of various Consumer Disputes Redressal Agencies in India, it has been found that the agencies at the district level are working more efficiently than those at the national level and state level. Therefore, there is still need of agencies functioning at state and national level to dispose of the pending cases as early as possible by creating supplementary benches as per the provisions of Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
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