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33 complaints against Patanjali Ayurved advertisements: Govt

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New Delhi: The Department of Consumer Affairs had received 33 complaints against advertisements of yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Limited between April 2015 and July 2016, the government told the Lok Sabha today.

In a written response to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said that the Department of Consumer Affairs has informed that 17 out of 21 advertisements complained against were considered to be in violation of Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) code for self regulation of advertising content as per the findings of Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) whereas remaining four were not.

“Six product packaging communications (out of eight complained against) were considered to be in violation of ASCI code for self regulation of advertising content,” the minister said in his written reply.

Two TV advertisements out of four were considered to be in violations of ASCI code for self regulation of advertising content, the minister said in his reply.

PTI

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