UBC conducts hard talk prog on consumer awareness

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/20/2019 11:35:57 AM IST

Union Baptist Church (UBC), Kohima organised a hard talk programme with NVCO president Kezhakhoto Savi as speaker on November 17 on the topic, “Consumer awareness campaign related to food safety and security.”

A press release from NVCO press and media cell stated that, Savi said that the subject of consumer protection was of vital concern and importance for every citizen of the country. It is important that every citizen should be vigilant irrespective of the position one holds in making the consumer movement a truly mass movement, he added. Highlighting on various cases of adulteration taking place in Nagaland, Savi said that the consumer has the right to get information about the quality, purity, standard and price of goods and services so as to protect against the abusive and unfair practices. 

As per the Food Safety & Standard Act 2006, Savi said that there are penalties for offences committed under the Act which may extend to 5 lakhs rupees.  He also said that state government has observed the first ever World Food Safety Day on June 7, 2019 under the theme “Food safety, everyone’s business”.

In the case of National Food Security Act 2013, Savi mentioned that this Act means availability of sufficient food grains to meet the domestic demand as well as access at the individual level, to adequate quantities of food at affordable prices.  However, he added that it was unfortunate as the state government is yet to establish “Food Commission” as per the National Food Security Act, 2013.


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