The guidelines for Consumer Protection as laid down by the United Nations have been incorporated in the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Though the consumer movement is slowly gaining ground in our country, it is still in its infancy as the success of consumer movement mainly depends upon the level of consumer wareness generated in the country by educating the consumers about their rights and responsibilities. Within India itself, the level of consumer awareness varies from State to State depending upon the level of literacy and the social awareness of the people. Educating more than 120 crores people of various categories of population, particularly those in rural areas where consumers are more susceptible to exploitation, on various subject matters of consumers interests being dealt by different Ministries / Departments, is a herculean task.
For the 11th plan the scheme has received an allocation of Rs. 409 crores to launch an effective Multi- Media campaign. The scheme under the brand name of ‘Jago Grahak Jago’ has carved out a niche for itself. For the 12th plan an allocation of Rs. 409.29 crores has been made.
Last Updated on : 21/11/2014