Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
17 MAR 2022 7:09PM by PIB Delhi
Department of Consumer Affairs celebrating 'Consumer Empowerment Week' and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

The Department of Consumer Affairs is celebrating the “Consumer Empowerment Week” from 14th March, 2022 to commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.




Under the celebrations of Iconic Week, seven programmes are being conducted by various departments of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). In addition to this, all branch offices of BIS have also conducted 41 Rural Outreach Programmes on 14 March, 2022 to mark the beginning of the iconic week. For this purpose, each of the branch offices has nominated a Nodal Officer and also has identified a village under their jurisdiction for conducting this programme.



Further, it is informed that all the branch offices successfully carried out the outreach programme wherein participants from villages were educated about their Consumer Rights, Consumer Protection Act, National Consumer Helpline, misleading advertisements, packaging and labeling requirements of products, etc. The participants were also informed about BIS schemes and activities including Hallmarking Scheme, ISI Mark, Mandatory Certification, etc.