The newly created Central Shopper Safety Authority (CCPA) has thus far issued 77 present trigger notices to corporations on violations regarding Packaged Commodity Guidelines, together with provisions of Nation of Origin, Shopper Affairs Ministry mentioned on Thursday.
Whereas 5 corporations have compounded these offences, different complaints are underneath varied levels of motion, the Ministry added
Addressing mediapersons, Minister of Shopper Affairs & Meals and Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal mentioned, “The Central Shopper Safety Authority has been created for regulating issues of rights of customers, prevention of unfair commerce practices and any false or deceptive advertisements. We’re additionally guaranteeing that the provisions of authorized metrology guidelines notably relating to the nation of origin are being adopted.”
Stating that the Shopper Safety Act 2019 which got here into impact from July 20, 2020 considerably strengthens the rights of customers by simplifying grievance submitting, dispute adjudication and alternate dispute decision mechanism. It “ additionally has provisions for strict motion on sale of adulterated and spurious items and regulation of unfair commerce practices in e-commerce.”
Meals grain procurement
Procurement of meals grains at help costs, Goyal mentioned that in FY 2020-21, procurement of wheat price ₹ 75,000 crore thus far has benefitted 43.46 lakh farmers and paddy procurement of ₹1.72-lakh crore has been accomplished. That is an all-time excessive, he mentioned.
Replying to a question on sugarcane dues for farmers, Goyal mentioned budgetary allocation for the sugar sector has been elevated considerably to ₹6,641 crore and ₹3,600 crore has been put aside for sugar export subsidy. This might be straight transferred to the accounts of sugarcane farmers in the direction of cane cost due from the mills. He added that dues of sugarcane farmers as much as final 12 months have been paid and that dues of the final 2-3 months must also get cleared shortly as exports choose up.
One ration card
As many as 32 States and Union Territories have applied the One Nation One Ration Card scheme and the Ministry expects the remaining 4 States/UTs — Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and West bengal — to implement them inside the present monetary 12 months.
The Ministry additionally identified that the budgetary allocation in the direction of meals subsidy for Meals Company of India has been elevated 4 instances to ₹2.66-lakh crore to cut back the curiosity burden and improve liquidity. The Ministry has additionally sought suggestions from the Centre for Good Governance in Hyderabad to develop a roadmap to enhance FCI’s effectivity. “ We’re working intently with FCI, meals procurement and distribution division, State governments and Indian Railways to determine areas to increase storage capability with fashionable requirements,” he added.