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MTNL is offering one of the Cheapest (Low cost) broadband plans with a landline at Rs.398/- per month in Delhi with 25 Gb Fair Usage Limit at 2Mbps (up to 8Mbps), Unlimited Local calls to any network. This is way better than MTNL's normal lowest 699 plan and Airtel's 899 plan. This offer is available permanently now.

Airtel has a low cost broadband Rs.599/- Retention plan which allows 50 Gb of data at 8Mbps after which speed drops to 1Mbps. This also has unlimited calls to any network like in the 899 plan. Call Airtel Customer care to switch to this plan to save on your monthly bill. It is NOT mentioned on their website nor do they advertise this.


The Truth About MSG
Mono Sodium Glutamate

What is Glutamate?

Glutamate is a naturally occurring substance in common foods such as milk, vegetables Including tomato, corn, onion, green peas, cabbage, spinach, potato, mushroom, wheat flour, cheese and even mother's milk.

What is MSG?

  • A flavour enhancer & one of the many forms of glutamate.
  • Mono Sodium Glutamate Is a permitted additive under Indian law in many foods.
  • Even if MSG has not been added, a product may show a presence of glutamate due to its natural occurrence in ingredients used in the product. Presence of glutamate in food products is usually interpreted as MSG.
  • MSG is also generally recognised as safe by international bodies such as WHO, UNFAO 8c USFDA.

What do regulations say?

  • If MSG is added to products, manufacturers must declare the same in labels.
  • Manufacturers who do not add MSG to their products, used to state “No Added MSG” in their labels, as per industry practice. However, given a recent FSSAI opinion, industry is taking action to remove this phrase also from new packaging and consumers are being notified accordingly.


Issued in public interest by ASSOCHAM India on 8th July, 2015



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