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Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Amendment Rules, 2023



  May 11, 2024

Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Amendment Rules, 2023:



FAQ 1: What are these new rules about?

They're about making sure the information on packaged products in India is accurate and easy to understand. This is important for protecting consumers.

FAQ 2: When do these new rules start applying?

They will be enforced from January 1st, 2024.

FAQ 3: What changes can I expect to see on product packages?

Clearer Pricing:
Example: A bag of chips that weighs 50 grams and costs ₹20 might show "₹0.40/gram" alongside the MRP.This makes it easier to compare with a 100-gram bag that costs ₹35 ("₹0.35/gram").

No More Confusing Bundles:
Example: A shampoo and conditioner combo pack will now have separate labels for each product, including their individual net quantity and price.

FAQ 4: Why are these changes being made?

Consumer Protection:
Example: By seeing the price per unit, you can easily compare the cost of different brands and sizes of milk cartons to find the best value.

Fair Trade:
Example: The rules ensure that a bag of rice labeled as 1 kilogram actually contains that amount, preventing businesses from shortchanging consumers.

FAQ 5: Will these rules affect online shopping?

Yes, product listings on e-commerce websites will also have to display the unit price alongside the MRP, ensuring you have the same information as if you were shopping in a store.

Example: When buying a bottle of cooking oil online, you'll see both the total price and the price per liter listed.

FAQ 6: What if a business doesn't follow these rules?

Businesses that don't comply with the new rules may face legal action, including fines or other penalties.


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