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Raids conducted against three bottled water manufacturers

In a drive against spurious bottled drinking water manufacturers, Bureau of Indian Standards today seized large quantities of the product from three factories in Agra.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2003 11:37 IST

In a drive against spurious bottled drinking water manufacturers, Bureau of Indian Standards today seized large quantities of the product from three factories in Agra.

Pouches, bottles and 20-litre jars filled with spurious drinking water were seized from Gyan Food Industries (Sikandra), K M P Beverages, Balajipuram and M R Food Beverages, selling water under the brand names of "Delta Pure", "Sheetal" and "Aqua Pure" respectively, a BIS spokesperson said here.

Action is being initiated against all the three firms and their owners under the BIS Act, 1986. The offence is punishable by imprisonment upto one year or a fine upto Rs 50,000 or both.

He said huge quantities of raw materials, including pouch films used for packing, were also seized from the factories.

The raids are part of a nationwide exercise against spurious use of ISI Mark on various products by the manufacturers, he added.

First Published: Jun 19, 2003 11:37 IST