FMCG firms must use Hindi, regional languages for labelling: Paswan

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Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan asked the fast-moving consumer goods companies to write the names of their products in Hindi and other regional languages. 

An event organised by FICCI, the Minister said writing the names of products in Hindi and other regional languages, besides English, will bring about transparency and benefit consumers.


He also asked the FMCG industry to write the minimum retail price, net weight, manufacturing and expiry dates in larger fonts to bring about transparency. 

He further said that, “Companies may not be able to print all details in Hindi and regional languages. But atleast the brand name can be printed in Hindi or other regional languages.”


He also pointed out that the government has drafted a consumer protection Bill, which once passed by Parliament, will help address various consumer issues such as charging double MRP.


Raising the issue of food wastage, Paswan said restaurants should look into a mechanism of giving information to consumers regarding the quantity of food served.


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