VISAKHAPATNAM: Keeping in mind the increasing number of irregularities at the ration shops, the District Consumer Association has decided to re-open the District Consumer Information Centre (DCIC). It has also decided to conduct awareness camps in the rural areas.
Addressing a meeting here Monday, District Consumer Association president Kandregula Venkata Ramana has demanded that the government promote the Public Distribution System (PDS) and the Citizens Charter.
“Though the government has ordered the officials to conduct awareness camps on ration and gas dealers’ misappropriations, no initiative has been taken in that direction as yet,” he said and spoke about various types of irregularities and also explained how the ration and gas dealers hoodwink the consumers.
The committee also decided to strengthen the Consumers Club and Food Advisory & Consumers Protection Council to prevent all kinds of fraud.