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Consumer body's campaign for quality goods, services

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HYDERABAD, MARCH 8. In a unique community initiative, the Tarnaka Consumer Council, a body of the Tarnaka Residents' Welfare Associations, has launched a campaign to improve the quality of goods and services sold in the Tarnaka area and promote cordial relations between traders and residents here on Monday. Council members went around the area and interacted with shopkeepers, vendors, offices and professionals providing various services.

A community pact was been drafted for the purpose wherein shopkeepers would vouchsafe for the quality of goods and services and also ensure that consumers got the utmost value for their money. In return, residents would make their purchases from local establishments only and also safeguard their interests.

"It is a mutually beneficial programme for the betterment of the quality of life in Tarnaka area," the council chairperson, Rao S. Chelikani, said. Council members would go around the place every Monday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and seek the support of traders, civic service providers and residents.

"The focus of the campaign is to educate commercial establishments and residents that they live in a common community. Both should be fair in all dealings and protect the interests of each other.

Residents should prefer to buy the goods and services offered by the local neighbourhood commercial establishments and the resident welfare associations should ensure that traders did their business without being subjected to any forceful collection of money, pressures from official and political circles, threat, extortion and damage by unruly elements."

The campaign, he said, also permits traders to sell their goods and services in such a manner that they did not harm the health of residents, endanger the hygiene, pollute the environment, issue bills and pay taxes and that consumers got value for their money.

He appealed to residents of Tarnaka and commercial establishments to make the community pact a success.

This pact covered all those living in this area as well as those who worked here and earned their livelihood. More details can be had from the council on 55214993.

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