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Pradeep (Advocate)     29 May 2009

Consumer protection and Farmer

A farmer purchases seeds from a dealer, but later, (after sowing) he finds that the seeds were diffective and of bad quality. can he approach the consumer's forum?

i want to know, whether Agriculture is treated as a "Commercial Activity" for the purpose of consumer protection Act. because under s.2 (c) vi (d), the definition of 'consumer' doesn't include a person who uses the goods for resale or commercial purposes. since the agriculturist is going to use his products for commercial reasons, does that exclude him from the definition



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Y V Vishweshwar Rao (Advocate )     30 May 2009

The Seeds are purchased for his own use to raise corp in his land to get yield and the entre activity of former is for his livelyhood , I think it is not commercial activity , Consumer case can be filed.

M. PIRAVI PERUMAL (Advocate & Consumer Rights)     30 May 2009

The farmer is definitely a consumer and he has every right to file consumer complaint.

CS Pooja (Company Secretary)     30 May 2009

I agree with Mr. Rao

Swami Sadashiva Brahmendra Sar (Nil)     30 May 2009

Ditto


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