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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Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General

Since 1983, 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

What is CUTS International


Programme Centres

  • International Trade &

  • Competition Investement &
    Economic Regulation

  • Centre for
    Human Development

  • CUTS Calcutta Resource

  • CUTS Centre for Consumer
    Action, Research & Training

Outreach Activities

  • A documentary on Border Haats between India and Bangladesh

  • “Discussing the Information Technology Rules, 2021 from the Lens of Consumer Welfare & EoDB”

  • Public-private dialogue on India-Bangladesh Cross-border Tourism and Cruise Operations

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

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.