Protecting consumers' interest through a law is an effective means for building consumer trust and confidence in grievance redressal system, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said.
India is in the process of framing rules to regulate the e-commerce sector, which is expected to touch USD 120 billion by 2020, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said.
The Centre has asked state governments to keep a close watch on prices of perishable commodities as they tend to rise during the July-November period, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said.
The Centre today asked state governments to provide home delivery of highly subsidised foodgrains to the PDS beneficiaries to avoid instances of starvation death.
Sugarcane arrears to farmers have come down by Rs 3,000 crore because of several initiatives taken by the Centre in past few months to boost liquidity of sugar mills, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said.
The BJP-led NDA in Bihar would remain intact and fight the Lok Sabha elections together in the state, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said today following his talks with chief minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar.
The Centre has called a day-long meeting of state food and consumer affairs ministers tomorrow in the national capital to discuss prices of essential food commodities, implementation of food law and other consumer related issues.
Assocham has appealed to the govt to advise all states for speedy implementation of Model Direct Selling Guidelines issued by the consumer affairs ministry in September 2016.
Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said the government is finally ready to provide fortified rice and wheat through Public Distribution System (PDS).
Sugar stocks ended with up to 3 percent gains today in anticipation of the government announcing a bailout package for cash-starved mills to clear dues to farmers.