June 15, 2005, Phagi, Jaipur, Press Release

CUTS Centre for Consumer Action, Research & Training (CUTS-CART), Jaipur, jointly with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Jaipur, organised one-day programme on ‘Awareness on Standardisation of Products to Rural Consumers’ at Madhorajpura, in Phagi. Aman Vikas Sansthan of Phagi was the local organiser.

Addressing a gathering, BIS Deputy Director, Amitabh Mukherji, said that the BIS provides standards on products after ensuring quality and variety of products. He also explained the procedure adopted for standardisation of products in detail and cautioned the consumers to be careful about duplicate products. He also addressed that in case they come across duplicate products, then a complaint should be lodged with the BIS.

BIS Joint Director, Shiv Raj Singh Meena, said that manufacturers deceive the consumers by more often using wrong ISI mark. He explained and suggested how the consumers can force the manufacturers to correct this practice and to bring the duplicate cases to the notice of the bureau, so that legal action could be taken against them.