Analyse any three features of ‘Consumer Movement’ in India

Analyse any three features of ‘Consumer Movement’ in India.
How did Consumer Movement arise in India? Explain.
Why did Consumer Movement start in India? Mention any one provision of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
Analyse any three reasons for the beginning of the consumer movement in India.

THE consumer movement arose out of dissatisfaction of the consumers as many unfair practices were being indulged in by the sellers.

  • There was no legal system available to the consumers to protect them.
  • Rampant food shortages, hoarding, black marketing, adulteration of food and edible oil also led to consumer movement.
  • It took many years for organisations in India and around the world to create awareness amongst the people.
  • The movement succeeded in bringing pressure on business firms as well as government.
  • A major step was taken in 1986 by the Indian government of the Consumer Protection Act 1986, known as COPRA.