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Govt of India to take necessary action against sale of Mineral Water at Different Rates

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi in Revision Petition No. 2038 of 2015 examined the matter of dual pricing in the light of Consumer Protection Act, 1986 and held vide its order dated 01 February, 2016 that “there cannot be two MRPs except in accordance with the law”. NCDRC also directed Director, Legal Metrology, Government of India to take necessary action. The said order was circulated to all the State Governments for follow up action under the Legal Metrology Act and Rules, for contravention of legal provisions for Consumer Protection.

The Enforcement of Weights and Measures Laws is done by the State Government and such they are expected to take appropriate action, in the matter.

This information was given by Shri C.R. Chaudhary, the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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