Many consumer organizations protested against such trade practices and sought the intervention of Govt. of India for a standard packing size. Items which now have been brought in the standard Packing lists are Tea, Coffee, Cereals and Pulses, Edible Oils, Vanaspati, Ghee, Butter Oil, Atta, Rice Floor, Rawa and Suji, Salt, Detergents, Aerated Soft Drinks and Non– Alcoholic Beverages, Mineral Water, Drinking Water, Materials which may be Constituted or Reconstituted as Beverages, Bread including Brown Bread, Biscuits, Un-Canned Packages of Butter and Margarine, Baby Food , Weaning Foods, Soaps, Cement and Paints.
All non– standard sizes will go off the shelf from 1st November 2012 for 19 categories of packed goods. As an example the Tea can be sold only in standard sizes of 25gm, 50gm, 100gm, 125gm, 250gm.