RANGPUR, Mar 16, 2017 (BSS) - Strict enforcement of the Consumers' Rights Protection Law, regular market monitoring and controlled use of antibiotics in agriculture has become imperative to free the people bfrom any food poisoning and contaminations.
The views were expressed at a seminar on 'Let Us Build a Digital
Bangladesh of Consumers Trust' held at conference room of the Deputy
Commissioner in observance of the World Consumers Rights Day-2017 here on Wednesday afternoon.
The Department of National Consumer Rights Protection and district
administration jointly organised the seminar to observe the day with the theme of 'Building a Digital World Consumers Can Trust.'
Earlier, local members of the Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB), government and non-government officials, leaders of different business organisations, civil society members, journalists and local elite brought out a huge rally in the city streets.
Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Minu Shill attended the
seminar as the chief guest with Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Priyosindhu Talukder in the chair.
Divisional Deputy Director of the Department of National Consumer Rights Protection Khondker Mohammad Nurul Amin delivered keynote presentation narrating various aspects of the Consumers' Rights Protection Law and steps taken for enforcement.
Assistant Director of the Department of National Consumer Rights
Protection for Rangpur Afsana Ervin discussed about the departmental
activities being conducted for protection of the rights of the consumers.
The speakers called for enhancing public awareness along with strict
enforcement of the Consumers' Rights Protection Law to protect the consumers' rights for saving public health from food poisoning, other contamination and health hazards.
They stressed on making the business community aware about severe
consequences of supply and sale of adulterated and poisonous foods and
ensuring healthy atmosphere.
The chief guest called upon the citizens and business community for
adopting effective measures against adulterated and poisonous foods for protecting public interests and saving thousands of human lives.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)