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Awareness on consumers' rights

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 16: Around half of the antibiotics produced globally are used in agriculture, much of which is being used to make animals grow faster rather than preventing diseases from spreading. “The use of antibiotics in agriculture increased by two thirds by 2030, from 63,200 tonnes in 2010 to 1,05,600 tonnes in 2030. Antibiotic- resistant infections are spreading in all parts of the world,” said Consumers’ Legal Protection Forum secretary Ajoy Hazarika at a public awareness programme on the eve of the World Consumer Rights Day. Hazarika mentioned that deaths attributable to antimicrobial resistance every year by 2016 in Asia are 47,30,000. Social worker Atul Chandra Dutta focused on the issue how companies like SBI Credit Card and some of the private hospitals of Guwahati cheated the consumers.

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