Recently, the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution unveiled the Right to repair portal.
About Right to Repair Portal:
- On this portal manufacturer will share the manual of product details with customers so that they can either repair it by themselves, or by third parties, rather than depend on the original manufacturers.
- Initially, mobile phones, electronics, consumer durables, automobiles and farming equipment will be covered.
- It allows consumers to repair and modify their consumer products against the manufacturer requiring them to use their services either by restricting access to tools and components or putting in place software barriers.
- From now on India will be joining a clutch of countries like the US and the UK that offer this facility.
- It will save consumers money and contribute to circular economy objectives by improving the life span, maintenance, re-use, upgrade, recyclability, and waste handling of appliances.
Q1) When is the National Consumer Day celebrated in India?
The National Consumer Day or Bharatiya Grahak Diwas is celebrated every year on December 24 with an aim to spread awareness about consumer rights and the power of a consumer.