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FSSAI sets up expert panel to look into draft labelling regulations

Business Line, August 17, 2018

Suresh Prabhu honours Pradeep Mehta for lifetime contribution to consumer welfare

New Delhi, May 03, 2018

Failure of Latest WTO Summit Reveals an Alarming Global Indifference to Multilateralism

The Wire, December 25, 2017

India’s Most Admired Think Tanks

Education World, August 10, 2017

Arvind Panagariya quits NITI Aayog: Economist leaves behind a legacy that won't impress many

First Post, August 01, 2017

China and the US: an odd couple doomed to co-operation

Financial Times, March 21, 2017

Pre-Budget Consultative Meeting for the Union Budget 2017-18 with the representatives of different Social Sector Groups

PIB, November 26, 2016

Important to focus on regional inclusion considering all modes of transport: Industry Expert

KNN News, October 05, 2016

Banks should pass the interest rate cuts to consumers: CUTS International

KNN News, October 05, 2016

Water management key to sustainable development in the region

Kuensel Online, August 1, 2016

Cooperation sought in energy sector among South Asian nations

The Himalayan Times, July 31, 2016

Study tests mobile story

The Telegraph, July 10, 2016

E-commerce development can stimulate growth: WTO

Business Standard, July 06, 2016

We need to become a regional breadbasket – Lubinda

Zambia Daily Mail, July 05, 2016


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CUTS International (Consumer Unity & Trust Society) began its journey in 1983 in Rajasthan, from a rural development communication initiative, a wall newspaper Gram Gadar (Village Revolution). This monthly wall newspaper is published regularly and has been instrumental in providing a forum for the oppressed classes to get justice. On seeing Gram Gadar, Rubens Ricupero, Secretary-General of UNCTAD (1995-2004) observed: “It confirmed my view that often the simple lack of awareness lies at the root of so much misery”. More...

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Stories of Change: Glimpses of a Journey − 1983-2018

Advancing United States and India Relations: Mission US$500BN Bilateral Trade
New Delhi, February, 26th 2019, 1630 - 1900 hours

Flyer | Agenda | Media Coverage

Making Policy Work for the People - Has CUTS been successful?

Revisit the 5th CUTS-CIRC Biennial Competition, Regulation and Development Conference 2017 

Sustainability of Business vs. Sanctity of Contract - The Classical Debate

Annual Report - 2017

CUTS Initiative on Regulatory Impact Assessment

Buenos Aires, December 10-13, 2017

CUTS Received Trade Facilitation Innovation Award at Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum 2017
Indonesia, September 5th - 8th, 2017


International Conference on Future of Digital Economy: Need & Importance of Optimal Regulations
New Delhi, August 11, 2017


CUTS Thought Leadership Lecture In partnership with NITI Aayog Chair, University of Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 08, 2017

Agenda | Report

Indo-U.S. Relations in the Trump Presidency

Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement: Facilitating implementation and stakeholder buy-in in the BBIN sub-region

Invitation of Bids for Baseline Survey

30 Years of Social Change

CUTS International New Campus
at Jagatpura Institutional Area, Jaipur

An Appeal for Donation

CUTS International Public Policy Centre

If you have any grievance against any product purchased, services rendered or if any advise pertaining to consumer protection is sought, please register with us for redressal.

Consumers must have the decision making power on bank charges

CUTS Press Release on Budget 2017-18

How will Brexit affect India? - A snap analysis by CUTS International

Congratulation letter from Mr Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General, UNCTAD for appointment as a Member of India's Board of Trade

CUTS’ Memo to Chief Minister of Rajasthan on the occasion of Pre-Budget Consultation with NGOs/VCOs on February 08, 2016

Improving quality of urban governance

ITEC Special Course on Competition Policy & Law (for African Countries)

CUTS awarded the World Custom Day Certificate of Merit

CUTS Strategic Business Plan (2014-2018)

The Article 51A Crucible: Creating Public Citizens in India

CUTS Centre for Indo-African Cooperation
Leveraging Indian Enterprise for African Development

BRICS - Trade & Economics Research Network

Growth and Poverty : The Great Debate
Edited by: Pradeep S Mehta  • Bipul Chatterjee

Economic Diplomacy: India's Experience
Edited by: Kishan S Rana • Bipul Chatterjee
Letter From Pascal Lamy, Director-General, WTO | Review

Reflections from the Frontline
Developing Country Negotiators in the WTO

Reinventing The Planning Commission
The Great Debate

Should Competition Law & Policy
be Blind to Equity?
The Debate



CUTS comments on the draft Model Agriculture Produce & Livestock Contract Farming and Services (Promotion and Facilitation) Acy, 2018.

Memorandum to Hon'ble Finance Minister for Pre-Budget Consultations with Social Sector Related Group on 26th November 2016

CUTS comments on TRAI's consultation on Free Data

CUTS submission of memorandum to Sub-Committee on Ease of Doing Business of Department-Related Standing Committee on Commerce, Rajya Sabha on August 17, 2015.

CUTS Comments on the revised draft of the Indian Financial Code on August 08, 2015.

CUTS Comments to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015.

CUTS Submission of Comments to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on “Draft scheme of the proposed rules for computation of Arm’s Length Price (ALP) of an International Transaction or Specified Domestic Transaction on or after 01.04.2014” on May 27, 2015.

CUTS Submission of Comments to the Department of Economic Affairs (Financial Market Division), Ministry of Finance, Government of India on “Sahoo Committee’s Report on Foreign Currency Borrowings” on May 10, 2015.

CUTS Comments on the Bibek Debroy Panel report on Restructuring Railways on April 29, 2015.

CUTS Comments on the “Proposed Amendments to the Competition Commission of India (Procedure in regard to the transaction of business relating to combinations) Regulations, 2011” on April 23, 2015.

CUTS Submission of Comments to the (SEBI) on “Discussion Paper on Alternate Capital Raising Platform and Review of other regulatory requirements" on April 20, 2015.

CUTS Submission of Comments to the (SEBI) on “Discussion Paper on Issues Pertaining to Offer for Sale of Shares (OFS) through Stock Exchange Mechanism" on April 18, 2015.

CUTS Comments on The Public Procurement Bill, 2012 on April 09, 2015

CUTS comments on the report of RBI internal working group to revisit the existing priority sector lending guidelines on March 15, 2015.

CUTS Comments on National Health Policy (Draft) Released by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India on February 17, 2015.

CUTS Comments on Draft National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy on January 30, 2015

Letter to Prime Minister on 'Trade potential between India and Pakistan' on January 15, 2015.
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CUTS Centres

CUTS London Resource Centre has been closed and its activities/operations have been shifted to CUTS Geneva Resource Centre. Consequently CUTS London Resource Centre website www.cuts-london.org  has been allowed to lapse and CUTS is neither its owner nor responsible for its use.

Parliamentarians’ Forum on Economic Policy Issues (PARFORE)
Parliamentarians’ Forum on Economic Policy Issues has been formed at the behest of five Parliamentarians cutting across party lines to facilitate discussions on a periodic basis among MPs on the core economic policy issues reflected in and out of parliament and media. The forum is non-partisan and informal.


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It is inspiring to note the many contributions CUTS has made to actively promote human development, social justice and good governance. The Vision Document is in line with the Agenda 2030 and I am confident CUTS will continue to play an important role in advocating for and achieving the Agenda 2030. ....>>

Your Organization's work on rules-based trade, development, and good governance are vital to the economic success of India...>>

I very much appreciate CUTS contribution to WTO related issues. I reiterate that your efforts are complimentary to the responsibility being discharged by  Trade Policy Division in the Department of Commerce.... >>

It gives me a great pleasure to note that CUTS is celebrating its Silver Jubilee. 25 years is a long time...>>

UNCTAD cooperates closely with civil society to increase awareness of the benefits of competition policy for consumers and for economic development...>>

My first interaction with CUTS dates back to 1996, at the time of the UNCTAD IX, which was being held at Midrand, South Africa. I was invited to deliver the Raul Prebisch lecture. Pradeep Mehta asked me an interesting question from the audience

I congratulate my colleagues at CUTS for high quality analysis and publications for their exemplary work in social field, trade and economics and openness to disclosure with all sectors of society in India and abroad.


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