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Illustrate with an example to justify the requirement of rules and regulations at the marketplace.

Answer :

Rules and regulations are of utmost importance in a marketplace. Without them, the market will be a chaotic place and will harm both the producer and the consumer. They are required due to the following reasons.

1. FALSE INFORMATION: At times, false information is passed through social media. Advertisement etc. about a particular product. But it is not of the same quality when used in real life. For example, many products of hair care and skin care claim to give the best results. Such as a particular shampoo may claim that using it will reduce the hair fall. With the fall advertising, people tend to buy it and later get disappointed.

2. TO CHECK ADULTERATION: The rich traders often adulterate consumer items for their own benefit. For example, items like milk, oil, butter etc. are adulterated with harmful items, in rural areas.

3. PRIVATISATION: After 1991, the government of India became very liberal as it was a part of the world market now. It became important to form certain rules to keep a check on the working of the marketplace.

4. WEAK CONSUMER: Rules are also necessary to protect the consumers who have no knowledge of the different elements of market and are often exploited by the producer.

5. CREATE AWARENESS: The consumers often do not have adequate knowledge. It is thus, important to establish certain rules, create a place for redressal of their grievances and provide compensation.

6. CHARGING ABOVE MRP: Every product has an MRP-Maximum Retail Price. This price is fixed by the government. Often, sellers are seen selling these goods above the MRP. For example, a bottle of juice may be for 45 rupees (MRP). But, the seller is selling it for 49 rupees. The additional 4 rupees will be an illegal profit for the seller.

7. SELLING LOW-QUALITY PRODUCT: A seller may at times sell a low-quality product to the consumer. If the latter does not have proper knowledge, he might buy it and incur a loss. For example, a seller may sell an expired bottle of milk to the consumer and later blame the consumer for not checking the expiry date before purchasing.

CONCLUSION: It is extremely important for the government to maintain certain rules and regulations in the market for the protection of both producers and consumers.

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