National Consumer Day on 22 Dec

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The Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution, Government of India is celebrating the National Consumer Day 2015 with the theme “Safe & Healthy Food: Combating Food Adulteration.” on 22nd December, 2015 in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.

current affairsThe programme will be inaugurated and presided over by Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

The National Consumer Rights Day is an annual occasion for celebration and solidarity within the national consumer movement and is an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers.

In view of increasing reports of food adulteration there is a need to build the capacity of the consumers as well as the community to fight this menace.

Educating the consumers about food safety and hygiene, food adulteration and the way to detect food adulteration is the best way to protect them.

On the occasion the Department had organized a poster making competition among school children on the theme consumer awareness.

Cash prizes will be given to the prize winning six school children. In addition, some publications useful to the consumers will be released. Importantly, two podcasts on food safety are being launched which will have sign language interpretation.

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