Centre hikes cap on condoms by 22 pct, prices set to rise

Jul 17 2014, 20:06 IST
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The Centre today told the Delhi High Court that it has increased the cap on prices of all brands of condoms in the country by 22 per cent. Reuters The Centre today told the Delhi High Court that it has increased the cap on prices of all brands of condoms in the country by 22 per cent. Reuters
SummaryCentre told High Court that it has increased the cap on prices of all brands of condoms...

In its petition, Reckitt Benckiser has argued that the low ceiling price will force bigger companies to stop production, which in turn will have a negative effect on population control measures.

The central government, however, is of the view that since condoms help to prevent diseases, they came under the classification of 'medicines' and, hence, their prices can be controlled.

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