MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Prices of 20 of 22 key food items rose steadily in 2019: Consumer Affairs Ministry
Rise in prices of almost all essential food items has become a cause of huge concern for the government.
Onion prices shoot up to Rs165/kg; govt says imported onions to arrive by Jan 20
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Govt halves onion stock limit to curb hoarding
The government is closely monitoring the prices of onions which is rising everyday due to short supply in the market. There is a huge shortage of the bulb this year due to heavily rains in the onion growing states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.
More time to provide feedback on draft ecomm user protection rules
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs notified on Monday that stakeholders and the public can comment on the draft rules pertaining to consumer protection on ecommerce platforms till December 2.
Consumer affairs ministry seeks removal of import bar to check pulses price hike
This year, the government has allowed 400,000 tonnes of tur dal import and the window closes on Friday. The import window for urad and moong closed on October 31. “Like onion, pulses may also see a steep price rise. Delay in allowing imports will not help,” said the consumer affairs ministry official.
India may extend onion export ban to February to cap domestic prices
Prices have surged after rain and floods during Oct and Nov limited onion supply, especially in Maharashtra.
E-retailers cannot influence prices of goods on platform: Draft guidelines
Traders' body CAIT has welcomed the draft rules and said the proposed framework will "force" e-commerce companies to be more transparent and accountable towards customers. As per the draft, an e-commerce entity should not "directly or indirectly influence the price of the goods or services" and "maintain a level-playing field".
Industry body FHRAI, LocalCircles write to commerce ministry, ministry of consumer affairs to include OTAs in e commerce rules
LocalCircles said it has received lots of feedback on draft e commerce rules as well as the workings of online travel and accommodation booking sites and that as per a recent consumer survey conducted on the subject, 60% of the consumers felt convenience fee is not disclosed to the consumer.
Imported onions unlikely to bring major relief to consumers
Last week, the Cabinet had decided to import 1.2 lakh tonnes of onions to improve the domestic supply and control prices, which touched Rs 100 per kg earlier this month.
Centre to take call on onion imports as prices surge
With supplies running short and onion prices at Rs 80/kg, the government will act as a facilitator for onion imports to ease the process and ensure a quick and healthy supply from other countries.
A law in the making to guard ecommerce consumers
The ministry of consumer affairs is looking to add a section detailing penalties for ecomm firms.
Complaints on govt helpline: Ecommerce faces the bulk of consumer bricks & mortars
One in every five complaints filed on the helpline was against an e-commerce company.
Under the new consumer protection law, class action suit can be filed against companies, says Ram Vilas Paswan
Paswan talks about the new Consumer Protection Act and the elimination of single-use plastic.
Parliament passes Consumer Protection Bill
It seeks to strengthen rights of consumers and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding defects in goods and deficiency in services.
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