About CUTS International

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”.

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Secretary General

Since 1984, we have been working for the welfare of consumers, from
the grassroots to the international level. In the early 1990s, when the
Uruguay Round discussions were at a peak, we expanded into trade and
development. This lead to substantial growth, as very few NGOs in the
South were grappling with these new issues of globalisation and
liberalisation.Over time we expanded our work to include South-South
cooperation, to share our skills etc and have now acquired the status of an
international NGO, with five overseas centres......Read More

Programme Centres

  • International Trade &
    Development

  • Competition Investement &
    Economic Regulation

  • Cuts International Public
    Policy Centre

  • CUTS Calcutta Resource
    Centre

  • CUTS Centre for Consumer
    Action, Research & Training

Outreach Activities

  • Youtube channel
  • Latest publications
  • Reflections
  • Events Calendar
  • E-groups
  • Donations
  • Feedback
  • Frederic Jenny Lecture on Economics for Judiciary

  • Pradeep S Mehta at Knowledge and News Network

  • Pradeep S Mehta at SID Lecture on ‘International Development and the Interests of Individuals’

Testimonials

All donations to CUTS are exempted under Section 80G of Income Tax Act, 1961

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