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New Delhi: Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday  appealed celebrities to keep in mind consumer interests before taking up advertisement of different products. He said the government is making provisions in new Consumer Protection Bill to take strict action against misleading advertisements. He said voluntary action by all stackholders including industries and celebrities will help immensely in this regard.

Inaugurating consumer mela here, Paswan said the government is also contemplating action against those who charge over MRP adding that consumer awareness is paramount to check this unfair practice. Paswan said that his ministry has decided to organize consumer awareness week and consumer melas across the country every year beginning from International Consumer Day, according to a PIB release. This will help in bringing Consumers, Companies, Regulators on one platform for consumer awareness and their grievance redressals, he said.
Consumer Mela 2016 inaugurated on Thursday at Central Park, Connaught Place, New Delhi, has been organized by the ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. The partners in the mela are Industry bodies like ASSOCHAM, CII, DICCI, FICCI and PHD Chambers while regulators like FSSAI, TRAI, BEE are also participating.

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