The framework which introduces ‘Right to Repair’ proposes to empower consumers.
India is getting ready to implement a Right to Repair framework that would make it simple for consumers to repair devices, including smartphones, tablets, consumer goods, cars, automobiles, and agricultural equipment.
India looks all set to introduce a right-to-repair framework.
What is Right to Repair?
Full right to repair any part of electronic equipment. Now companies won’t be able to act as if they don’t have old pieces of electronic equipment. They must keep both old and new parts of the gadgets. The service centres won’t be able to fool the consumers into buying new appliances under this framework. And the consumers could easier find the replacement parts so that they can get the repair done either by themselves or by the local repair shops; RTR allows individuals to repair their mobiles and tablets on their own quickly. Consumers don’t have to depend upon the manufacturers for repair. This law benefits ordinary people.
The aim of this framework, ‘Right To Repair’, is to make individuals self-sufficient and contribute to a sustainable environment.
India s department of consumer affairs has set up a committee to develop a comprehensive framework.
It will also generate employment through the Atma Nirbhar Bharat initiative.
There are various questions such as.
● Are we being forced to buy new products because fixing the old ones is costly?
● Why do we prefer to replace rather than reuse?
● Are we being denied the Right to Repair?
For example, if a bulb made of 19th-century technology can last, why don’t the advanced modern-day product last?
Products made with 20th-century technology, why do they wear out so quickly? Why do we junk them? Why do we replace them? Rather than repair them. We can blame ourselves for fir failing to value old things. ( Mend and Reuse).In Today’s world, driven by consumerism, mending something has been called an active denial; we fly in the phase of an entire system that wants us to keep buying more. It s a sinister business model, and it is called planned obsolescence ( a policy of producing consumer goods that rapidly become obsolete and require replacing). Different business strategies are used to make a product seem undesirable, useless and unwanted. The ultimate goal is to make us return the product to make people keep buying it repeatedly.
How do companies do that?
Installing parts bound to fail, making products incompatible, introducing updated models, and denying the ‘Right to Repair’. If something is broken, you don’t have the right to repair it, and you will be forced to replace it. This is an evil business strategy that is finally called out.
A lot of devices cannot be fixed at our local repair stores. That’s because companies own the right to their design and software. They dictate who can select your device and who cannot and make repairing a costly affair, even for primary repair.
This programme’ Right to Repair’ will focus on the most common thing that needs fixing, camera, screen and battery. For apple clients, this is a big deal because this will save the expenses, and you don’t have to rely on costly apple stores or those shadow third-party repair stores. We will be able to do it ourselves.
It is a fascinating piece of legislation.
It is a concept that allows consumers the right to repair or service their own devices without any legal or technical restrictions. The idea behind it is to make electronics easier and cheaper to fix and to increase their life cycle, and this right is applied to every product every electronic device we own; with this right, we can ask manufacturers to provide us with products that can be self repaired, parts that are used to repair products and manuals and guides for assistance.
The concept ‘Right to Repair ‘ emerged in the United States in the American auto industry in 2012. After many failed attempts, activists in the U S auto industries got the right to repair act passed.
Microsoft, apple companies, has embraced the right to repair
This act keeps big companies in check,
Make them accountable for their products, reduce the repair cost for consumers, and shift to a lifestyle that celebrates disposing of things.
Manufacturing an electronic device is a polluting process.