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

  • question_answer Critically examine the progress of consumer movement in India.

    Answer:

    Hoarding, black-marketing, adulteration of food and edible oil, food-shortages gave birth to consumer movements in an organised form in the 1960s. Consumer organisations were mainly involved in writing articles and holding exhibitions and focused on malpractices in ration shops and overcrowding in road passenger transport till 1970s. Consumer movements has led to the formation of consumer's forums or consumer protection councils who also receive financial support from the government for creating awareness among the people. These forums help in guiding people in filing cases in the consumer courts.


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