Strict consumer protection bill in next parl session: Govt

Raj Kamal Rao

Minister of State for Consumer Affairs C.R. Chaudhary, said that the strict consumer rights protection bill will be in the next session of parliament for protection of consumer’s rights at an event held in New Delhi.

File photo of C.R. Chaudhary Consumer Affairs Minister

File photo of C.R. Chaudhary Consumer Affairs Minister

Chaudhary said that companies should not befool consumers with cheap products and should sell superior quality products complying with national and international standards. He said that government is keen on ensuring rights of consumers in the field of cosmetics, personal care products.

“Consumers want cosmetic and personal care products which have least side effects,” the minister said.

He also said that Indian manufacturers should go for Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), International standards to face the competition from foreign players.

“We have to look after interests of consumers as they are the pivot of cosmetics and personal care product businesses. Health consciousness increases with economic growth,” he said.

The minister also said cosmetic and personal care industry has potential to generate more jobs and entrepreneurs should take advantage of schemes like Startup India that promote setting up of new business.

Entrepreneurs and industrialists should come forward to set up more and more companies, he said adding that a lot of investment from abroad is already coming into the sector, which is growing at a 15 per cent rate annually.

“You will wonder to know this small industry is providing a lot of employment. India needs employment. Our Young generation needs employment. More jobs can be created by expanding the business and setting up startups taking advantage of various government schemes like StartUp India and Make in India,” the minister said.