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Ram Vilas Paswan inaugurates Consumer Mela 2016

Updated: Oct 20, 2016 14:07 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 20 (ANI): Union Minister for Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday inaugurated Consumer Mela 2016 at Connaught Place in New Delhi.

The 'mela' has been organised to bring consumers, companies, regulators and Department of Consumer Affairs on one platform for Consumer Awareness and possible grievance redressals and on the spot registration of grievances.

The Consumer Counselling Mechanism will educate consumers about their rights and responsibilities, and the procedure for seeking Grievance Redressal. It would also register on the spot grievances, if any. The Consumer Awareness Week was also launched today which will be observed throughout the country.

National Consumer Helpline will be in the mela to educate consumers about their rights and responsibilities, the procedure for seeking grievance redressal, assisting them in registering grievances and the like.

'Nukkad nataks' on consumer awareness and swachhta and poster making competition by school children will be also organised during the event. (ANI)