NVCO conducts consumer awareness campaign at college in Wokha
Dimapur, Oct. 6 (EMN): The Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation (NVCO) conducted a consumer awareness campaign on consumer rights, human rights, food security, street vendor, environment and food safety, at Bailey Baptist College in Wokha earlier this week.
In an update received on Sunday, Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation president Kezhokhoto Savi said that most of the filled LPG cooking gas cylinders were found to be weighing only 10kgs to 11kgs against the correct weight of 14.5 kgs.
The organisation stated that it learned about false weight at Pfutsero town during a consumer awareness campaign.
The citizens of Pfutsero insisted on weighing the filled cylinders before handing them over to consumers, and it was found that almost all cylinders weighed lesser than the correct weight, it informed. The public later sent the LPGs back to the plan manager with a letter to rectify it.
Savi said that the NVCO has requested all the district administration to take up necessary action in its jurisdiction and the state government to check the plan at the earliest. He requested the consumers to insist on weighing the cylinders to avoid getting “cheated by the agent.”
Human rights issues were also highlighted at the event, and it was mentioned that the government is yet to set up a human rights commission in the state.
“Hunger, rape, murder, human trafficking, poverty, child labour, etc. are the greatest enemy of human rights,” said the press release.