On August 15, 1983, the seed of CUTS was sown with the publication of a wall newspaper, Gram Gadar (village revolution). On March 15, 1984, the seed sprouted with the registration of CUTS as a Society, and today, in its 25 year, CUTS has branched out to the national, regional and international levels, working incessantly towards its Vision Consumer sovereignty in the framework of social justice and economic equality, within and across borders. Consumer sovereignty is the common thread that runs through all CUTS programmes from grassroots up to the international level, such as consumer protection; international trade and development; competition, investment and economic regulation; human development and consumer safety. Today, it has eleven centres-five of them outside India-with combined staff strength of 150. Each centre has specific activity areas, and together all the centres jointly work towards achieving the Vision of CUTS. It is presently perhaps the only Indian non-government organisation (NGO) which has created space for itself in the international arena. This growth has occurred through a process of organic evolution due to increasing demands from the society. In addition, the growth has been stimulated by significant national and international developments such as increasing globalisation and liberalisation, the launch of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the unprecedented economic growth in India. In addition to implementing projects and programmes from each of the resource centres, CUTS, as a whole is a member of a number of committees of the Government of India, Government of Rajasthan, Government of West Bengal and regulatory bodies in advisory capacities and other national/international networks. To list a few: Advisory Group on World Trade and Related Issues, Ministry of External Affairs, GoI; Advisory Committee on International Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GoI; Technical Committee on Ecomark, Ministry of Environment and Forests, GoI; Regional Resource Agency (for Rajasthan), Ministry of Environment & Forests, GoI; Standing Committee on Textiles and Consumer Interest, Ministry of Textiles, GoI; International Resource Team on Social Accountability, World Bank Institute on Sustainable Development (WBISD), Washington DC; South Asia Social Accountability Network (SASANet); Demand for Good Governance (DfGG) Learning Network; Central Consumer Protection Council, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, GoI; Recognised Investor Association with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI); Investor protection Forum (IEPF), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GoI; Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission, Rajasthan; Telecom Regulatory Authority of India; Mother NGO with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GoI; CUTS is also affiliated to a number of International Organisations such as United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD); CIVICUS, Washington DC, USA; Consumers International. CUTS works with several national, regional and international organisations. CUTS is part of several issue based networks at the national level and having very strong networking in all 33 districts of Rajasthan, consisting of about 1,000 individuals, groups and small organisation in its network.