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Government collaborates with Google India for internet safety awareness

Some steps taken up include digitization of ration cards, and launching a smartphone app called ‘Smart Consumer’.

  • Updated: April 10, 2017 10:01 AM IST
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The government has said it has collaborated with Google India for raising awareness about internet safety among consumers. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs, C R Chaudhary, said the department is sensitizing consumers about digital safety through various publicity campaigns. Also Read - Steam support coming to Chrome OS devices soon

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“The department has also collaborated with Google India for raising awareness about internet safety amongst consumers,” he said.

The National Consumer Helpline (NCH) has tied up with 230 companies for faster redressal of consumer grievances and complaints. The digital initiatives of Food and Consumer Affairs ministry include digitalization of ration cards, beneficiary and other database, computerization of supply chain management, setting up of transparency portals and grievance redressal mechanisms. ALSO READ: Google.org announces $8.4 million grant to four Indian NGOs

A mobile application for registering complaints in the National Consumer Helpline and webchat facility in the helpline has also been introduced. Another mobile application ‘Smart Consumer’ enables the consumer to scan bar code of the product and gain information regarding details and labeling. ALSO READ: Google expands its certified Developer Agency network in India

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  • Published Date: April 10, 2017 10:00 AM IST
  • Updated Date: April 10, 2017 10:01 AM IST



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