DIMAPUR, MARCH 19: Zunheboto district observed World Consumer Rights Day and officially launched the Consumer Rights Organisation (CRO), Zunheboto division, administered by DC Zunheboto, Peter Lichamo, on March 15 at VDB hall.
The DC congratulated CRO Zunheboto division for launching CRO in the district. He encouraged the CRO to tie up with the administration, ZTC and chamber of commerce and industries.
State president of CRO, James Jungio shared that CRO is a national-registered organization which was founded at Delhi with an aim to spread awareness on consumer rights and protections, and was subsequently formed and launched at Kohima on January 7, 2019.
He mentioned that CRO, in collaboration with the State Legal Metrology and Consumer Protection, volunteers to mitigate corruptions from all aspects possible. With the formation of CRO Zunheboto division, the organisation would be regularly checking on violations of consumer rights, sensitising on rights etc.
The organization also aims to work on educating the consumers on issues like safety of school children travelling on school buses, protection of women and children rights, education on consumer laws, suggestions on creating a healthy atmosphere at the prisons, rights of senior citizens, malpractices by street vendors, assistance in disaster management etc.
Jungio added that CRO had been working during the pandemic, checking the prices on essential commodities at the entire State.
A presentation on Consumer Protection Act was delivered by Public Prosecutor (PP) Khetoholi Yeptho.
Delivering the keynote address, advisor CRO, Dr. Huskha Yepthomi said that along with the International Red Cross Society, Consumer Rights Organisation is also one of the most important organizations.
(Page News Service)