Kerala brings bottled water under the purview of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955
- Bottled drinking water has come under a price cap in Kerala, with the State making it an essential commodity and fixing a ceiling of ₹13 per litre. The current retail price is ₹20.
- Government views current prices as exploitation of consumers, makes it an essential commodity.
- The government had also decided to make BIS standards mandatory for all brands of bottled water. This would force unauthorised manufacturers to shut shop.
Source : Economic Times