KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Although the Constitution has recognized consumers’ welfare under the fundamental right providing sufficient grounds to enforce effective measures to protect their rights, the government’s continued apathy to introduce necessary laws has left consumers helpless in the face of gross market anomalies.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Taking advantage of the weak market monitoring, illegal businesses of food and medicine have been rampant even in the Kathmandu Valley and its adjoining locations, shows the report of the government authorities mandated to look after consumers' protection.