1. In india,the consumer movement as a "social force"
originated with the necessity of protecting and promoting the interests
of consumers against unethical and unfair trade practices.
2. Food shortage,hoarding,black marketing,adultration of food-products,
high prices,etc.gave birth to the consumer movement i an organised form
in the 1960s.
3.At the initial stage,
consumer organisation were largely engaged in writing articals and
holding ehibited they formed consumer groups to look into the
malprctices in ration shops and overcrowing in the road passsenger
4. More, recently, india
witnwessed an upsurge in the number of consumer groups.this is because
of more and more cases of consumer exploitation by the private
traders.the activities of various consumer forums forced the goverment
to enact the Consumer Protection Act,1986 ,popularly known as tyhe COPRA .