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Consumer Protection : Weak Enforcement

Weak Enforcement A correspondent writes: SUBSTANDARD items of daily consumption are evidently being marketed under various brand names without any check and sold at exorbitant prices. According to a survey conducted by a Delhi-based consumer protection organisation, VOICE, eight out of 12 mineral water brands tested did not meet the norms prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). While water found in nature is known to contain minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron, BIS standards prescribe these minerals to be in certain proportions. If this is not so, then such water does not qualify to be called mineral water.

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