The Department of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution provides foodgrains including Sugar and Kerosene oil to consumers in every nook and corner of the State. Currently foodgrains are received by the State from the Government of India, for distribution of ration to the families of Above Poverty Line (APL), Below Poverty Line (BPL) and beneficiaries under AAY and Annapurna Schemes at affordable and subsidized rates. The Department also plays an active role in managing the supplies of other essential commodities and also keeping check on market prices.  

                The Department has also established the Consumer Redressal Agencies to protect the rights of the consumers. These agencies have proved to be fruitful institutions for redressing the grievances of the consumers. The State and District Consumer Councils have also been established under the Consumer Protection Act, 1987 to promote and protect the rights of the consumers. The Department also has a Legal Metrology Wing responsible to bring uniformity in respect of Weights and Measures in trade and commerce and regulate sale of goods in package form. The Officers of Legal Metrology Wing are authorised to institute complaints in the Consumer Fora on behalf of aggrieved consumers.

 


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