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NVCO appeals state govt on consumer rights

By EMN Updated: Dec 21, 2016 11:33 pm

Dimapur, Dec. 21: While preparation for the celebration of National Consumer Day, to be held on December 24, Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation(NVCO) reminded and made an appeal to the state government to honour the rights of the consumers in the state and demanded to introduce electronic weighing machine as traders continually cheats the consumers especially the butchers.
It said that recently president of NVCO, Kezhokhoto Savi had detected the butcher shops situated at Sukrozie market, near fire brigade, Kohima of their unfair means of practices in measurement manipulating the balance by using extra string.
NVCO also appealed the state government to implement National Food Security Act 2013 in a fair and justice manner to the beneficiaries, to introduce public services delivery. It also urged to
stop the practices of illegal collection of cash at the check-gates and on highways, to stop the selling of lottery tickets, buffet ticket, packed cook meat, selling calendars, selling newspaper by way of asking donations, voucher donations, etc.
The organisation asked to government to establish Lokayukta in the state and constitute State Human Rights Commission, to effectively implement the Essential of Commodities Act in the state and introduce Direct Transfer Beneficiary system in SK oil (kerosene) so as to avoid fuel adulteration in the state. NVCO further requested the government to provide slaughter houses with proper drainage and clean environment and to control prices at a reasonable and proper rate.
For any query with regard to consumer rights exploitation one can contact Nagaland State Consumer toll free number-1800 – 345 – 3701.

By EMN Updated: Dec 21, 2016 11:33:30 pm