Though, selling Packaged Drinking Water is a clear violation of rule, many FBOs (food business operators) are still charging more for Packaged Drinking Water. Consumer can file a complaint against such erring FBOs. In Bengaluru, FBO fined Rs. 12000/- for charging extra Rs. 21 on water bottle.
The consumer filed a complaint against vendor had on December 5, 2015 as he sold him a 1 litre water bottle for Rs 40, and the actual MRP is Rs 19 in additional Bangalore Urban District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum and the court unfold the case and started the hearing in 2016.
People can now easily file a complaint against such erring FBOs. The various amendments included in the law against MRP violation will come into force on 1stJanuary 2018.The violators will be penalized and people will get justice.
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