It is now illegal for airports, hotels and malls to sell mineral water bottles above their MRP

It is now illegal for airports, hotels and malls to sell mineral water bottles above their MRP

“Mineral water bottle will be available at the same rate at airports, hotels and malls,” said the minister.

It is a widely accepted notion that airports, cinema halls, malls and the like sell water bottles above their Maximum Retail Price (MRP). Now, the Consumer Affairs Minister has declared this practice as illegal.

Owing to the fact that at some places, water bottles are sold double their actual price, Union Minister of Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan announced through Twitter on Tuesday that such practices could attract penalty and even jail term in some cases.

“Mineral water bottle will be available at the same rate at airports, hotels and malls,” said the minister.

Paswan had earlier entreated the public to lodge complaint if a multiplex was selling the water bottle above its MRP. Some multiplexes paste their own MRP on the bottle and sell it without attracting any punitive reaction from the government.

According to Section 36 of Legal Metrology Act, anyone found selling the package above their MRP is liable to pay Rs 25,000 for first offence. Rs 50,000 for a second offence. A third offence can attract up to one lakh rupees penalty or one year imprisonment.

 

News Source: www.newsx.com

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