Prof. K.V.Thomas, Minister of Consumer Affairs, food and Public Distribution informed Lok Sabha today that the Government is having a plan scheme for spreading awareness on consumer rights under the theme “Jago Grahak Jago”. Total outlay under 11th Plan was Rs. 409.00 crore and under 12th plan the proposed outlay is Rs. 409.29 crore. He was replying to a written question in the House.
Minister said that empirical data shows that the number of Consumer cases have gone up in the various Consumer Fora including National Commission in the past three years. Vigorous and sustained campaigns for Consumer awareness have contributed significantly towards progressive assertion of Consumer rights among masses.