10th Class Social Science Consumer Rights Question Bank Short Answer Type - Consumer Rights

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    Explain various ways by which consumers are exploited by the producers or wholesalers.      [AI 2005, Foreign 04]
    Describe any six common ways in which consumers are exploited by manufacturers and traders.               [Delhi 2006]
    Describe briefly any six forms of consumer exploitation.                                                                     [AI 2005C]


    The main ways of exploitation of consumers are described below:

    (i) Adulteration - Adulteration means mixing or substituting undesirable materials in food. This causes heavy loss to the customers; they suffer from monetary loss as well as spoil their health.
    (ii) False claim: Sellers make false claim about the durability and quality of their product through advertisements.
    (iii) Under measurement: Seller generally give under measured good and charge for the actual quantity.
    (iv) Hoarding and Black marketing: Trader generally hold the stock of essential commodities to create artificial scarcity in the market so that they can sell their commodities at higher price. 
    (v) Substandard goods: Sellers usually sell inferior quality goods in order to make more profits.
    (vi) High Price: Sellers who are dealing in necessities generally charge arbitrary prices.
    (vii) Duplicate Articles: In the name of genuine parts or goods, duplicate items are sold to the consumers.
    (viii) Lack of safety devices: Electronic appliances produced locally lack the required inbuilt safeguards which causes harm to the consumers.


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