New Delhi : The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today informedthat the Government has amended the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011 vide GSR No. 779 (E) dated 02.11.2021.
In order to protect the interests of consumers, a new provision has been introduced which makes it mandatory for the unit sale price of the commodity to be indicated on the package. This will allow the consumer to take an informed decision, irrespective of the size/quantity of the commodity being packed in the package.
In order to remove the confusion in the case of items sold by number, the number or unit or piece or pair or set or such other word which represents the quantity in the package shall be mentioned in the pre-packed commodities.