The office of the Deputy Commissioner of Supply, West Garo Hills, organized a one-day Consumer Awareness Program in Purakhasia on September 10 where a large number of people from all walks of life, including the Fair Price Shop dealers and Vigilance Committee members, participated.
During the day-long programme, the Superintendent of Supply, Juniko K Marak, deliberated on National Food Security Act 2013 and the entitlement of food grains for the Antyodaya Anna Yojna (AAY) and the Priority House-Holds (PHH) beneficiaries and the importance of Aadhaar enrolment for availing the monthly allotted quota of food grains.
The Assistant Commissioner of Food Safety, Tangme Ch Marak, spoke at length on the issues pertaining to contamination of common man’s food and the measures to keep the food safe. She also highlighted the functions of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and urged the people to be responsible consumers and to be vigilant while purchasing food items from the market.
The Inspector of Legal Metrology, Raksang K Marak, highlighted the powers and functions of the Department of Legal Metrology and the importance of renewal of licences by the grocery shops, petrol pumps, LPG Agencies, etc.
The Sub-Inspector of Supply, Gracifield K Sangma, while speaking about general consumer awareness, highlighted the rights and responsibilities of consumers and urged the people to exercise their rights while purchasing goods and services.
During the day-long programme, Covid-19 vaccination and Aadhaar enrolment camps also were organized simultaneously.