February 24, 2019
Consumer Awareness Fair begins today
The annual Kreta Suraksha Mela (‘Consumer Protection Fair’) has begun at the Netaji Indoor Stadium today. It will continue till February 26. The timing is from 2pm to 9pm. The consumer fair is being organised by the State Consumer Affairs Department.
The fair aims to create awareness among consumers about the Consumer Protection Act. Last year, it was a two-day affair. Due to the huge number of attendees, numbering hundreds, it has been made a three-day affair this year.
There is a need to strengthen the consumer protection movement because if the consumers are aware of their rights then companies cannot take them for a ride.
The Consumer Affairs Department takes prompt action whenever it gets complaints. To create awareness it runs regular print, outdoor and audio-visual advertisements. Television commercials are run regularly in Metro stations. The department also sets up stalls at the Kolkata Book Fair.
Source: Millennium Post