Kerala puts price cap on bottled water
The Kerala Bottled Water Manufacturers’ Association has welcomed the decision of bottled water’s fixed price at Rs 13 per litre.Updated: Feb 14, 2020 05:32 IST
Kerala has put bottled water in the essential commodity list and fixed its price at Rs 13 per litre, state food minister P Thilothaman has said.
“This has been due for long. Traders and manufacturers were fleecing people by overcharging them ,” said state food minister P Thilothaman. The Kerala Bottled Water Manufacturers’ Association has welcomed the decision. “We were forced to hike prices when multinationals raised it to to ~20 a litre in 2015.The move will help the industry in the long run,” said its president M E Mohammad.