Established in 1996, CUTS Centre for Consumer Action, Research & Training (CUTS CART) is a research and advocacy Centre. This Programme Centre was created as a result of diversification of CUTS in order to move ahead with its inherited agenda: consumer protection and education, and to create a more responsible society. In order to contribute in the CUTS’ vision of CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, CUTS CART endeavors through the mission ‘To enable consumers, particularly the poor and the marginalized to achieve their right to basic needs, sustainable development and good governance through strong consumer movement’

Continuous pioneering work in the area of consumer protection found CART at the forefront of the consumer movement in India and beyond. So far, the Centre has trained over 1200 activists and created 300 independent groups in Rajasthan and elsewhere. Moreover, CART is credited to have about 1000 organisations in its network.

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CUTS Memorandum to Government of Rajasthan during Pre-Budget Consultations for the year 2015-16

CUTS Letter to Finance Minister, Government of India on Legislation on MFIs

Letter to Secretary Consumer Affairs on Consumer Protection Regulation 2014

Email to Mr. Rajiv Maharshi Chief Secretary of Rajasthan for a unique Road Ambulance Programme under a Road Maintenance Policy

CUTS letter to Finance Minister of India, expressing concern over the slow progress made this year on financial consumer protection by G20 and India

Special Endeavour

Vidhayak Samvaad

RTI Information & Advisory Services



Paanchwa Stambh

Vol 11 No. 04

Vol 15  No. 03

Other CUTS Websites

State of the Indian Consumer 2012 12 MyCity Civic Engagement: Enhancing Quality of Urban Servicet


Better Governance for Inclusive Growth
CUTS 30th Anniversary Lecture Series 2013-2014

        An Appeal for Donation

Insight Into Indian States

Top 5 Achievements in 2014

Online Submission of Consumer Complaints

Consumer Dialogue Jul-Oct 2015  

Research Report Endline Survey 2015

Green Action Week 2015 - Organic Food and Farming for All

Almost half of the online-shoppers have no clue who the ultimate seller is, finds- a CUTS survey
Jaipur, October 07, 2015

Improving quality of urban governance
Deccan Herald, June 25, 2015

Rhoda Karpatkin International Award


Building the Case for Social Accountability: Lessons from ANSA-South Asia

Social Accountability in Action

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CUTS Centre for Consumer Action, Research & Training (CUTS CART)