PM Narendra Modi: One member of each rural household will be empowered to be digitally literate

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New Delhi | Published: October 26, 2017 4:33:03 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the International Conference for Consumer Protection in Delhi talked about empowering the rural households.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the International Conference for Consumer Protection in Delhi talked about empowering the rural households. While addressing the gathering, PM Modi said, “One person each from 6 crore rural houses of country will be empowered to be digitally literate.” He then talked about the benefits that the new tax regime, GST, will have in the country for the poor and said, “GST will boost competition between companies, which will decrease prices of goods, in turn, benefiting poor & middle-class consumers.” He further added, “We have recently implemented GST. Due to GST, the various indirect and hidden taxes have ceased to exist. The biggest beneficiaries of GST will be the consumers, middle class.” While talking about a grievance redressal mechanisms for the consumers, PM said, “Effective grievance redressal systems are vital for a democracy. We are integrating technology and ensuring stronger grievance redressal mechanisms.”

PM Modi also talked about implementing stricter rules for misleading ads to help the consumers and said, “New consumer protection act is being made, consumer empowerment will be a major part of it & guidelines on misleading ads will be stricter.” While talking about the conference, PM said, “This conference is important because it seeks to discuss how we understand and try to fulfil the aspirations of the consumers.” going in-depth about Consumer protection, he said, “Consumer protection in an inseparable part of governance. Our Vedas have an extensive mention of consumer protection.”

PM Modi then went on to talk about his vision and said, “In our vision for a new India, we want to move ahead from only consumer protection towards best consumer practices and consumer prosperity. The focus is on consumer empowerment and ensuring consumer faces no difficulties.” He added, “Government’s priority to consumer protection is in line with our resolve of New India, we’ll change it to consumer prosperity on our way ahead.” He also talked about inflation in the country and said, “The Government’s efforts ensured inflation has been kept under check and the consumer saves money.” He added, “The Government has devoted effort and resources towards digital empowerment of the rural consumer.”

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