Selling bottled water above MRP? You could now go to jail

Selling bottled water above MRP?
You could now go to jail.
Mall and moviegoers have another reason to cheer.
After capping prices of movie tickets, the state government has decided to intensify its drive against multiplexes, hotels, restaurants, airports and malls that are selling bottled water over and above the maximum retail price (MRP).
Following the receipt of hundreds of complaints from consumers, the Legal Metrology Directorate, New Delhi, has directed all state governments to plug this unfair trade practice by intensifying the drives.
Details of raid conducted on May 3 Division No of inspections No of cases booked Bengaluru 104 35 Belagavi 90 17 Kalaburgi 58 15 Mysuru 43 6 Total 295 73 He also said that the state government will write to the Consumer Affairs Ministry seeking amendments to the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, to address the ‘Dual MRP’ menace.
The companies are taking advantage of the loopholes in the Act, which does not address dual MRP aspect," he said.
People’s health is more important than profits," he added.
The Legal Metrology Department has deployed its entire staff to conduct the drive and seize bottles at are being sold at higher prices.
Under the Act, a penalty of Rs 2,000 will be levied.

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