What problems do we face in taking the consumer movement forward?

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What problems do we face in taking the consumer movement forward?

Answer:

  • The consumer redressal process is becoming cumbersome, expensive and time consuming.
  • Many times, consumers are required to engage a lawyer.
  • These cases require time for filing and attending the court proceedings, etc.
  • In most purchases, cash memos are not issued, hence, evidence is not easy to gather.
  • Moreover, most purchases in the market are small retail sales.
  • The existing laws also are not very clear on the issue of compensation to consumers injured by defective products.
  • After 25 years of the enactment of COPRA, consumer awareness in India is spreading but slowly.
  • Besides this, the enforcement of laws that protects workers, especially in the unorganised sector is weak.
  • Rules and regulations for the functioning of markets are often not followed.