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Soon, government may fix your food portions in restaurants

Union Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan revealed that the government is mulling to fix quantity of food seved in restuarants and hotels to avoid wastage

Published: 11th April 2017 09:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2017 09:19 PM   |  A+A-

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By Online Desk

After Narendra Modi's recent Mann Ki Baat address that focused on food being wasted, Union Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan revealed that the government is mulling to fix quantity of food seved in restuarants and hotels. 

The Hindustan Times report quoted Paswan saying, "If a person can eat only two prawns, why should he or she be served six? If a person eats two idlis, why serve four! It’s wastage of food and also money people pay for something that they don’t eat."

Paswan seemed to hint that hotel menus should specify the exact quantity a person can consume, so that the consumer does not end up wasting the food in any manner. Furthermore, Paswan has called a meeting of persons associated with the food industry to contemplate and standardise how much food should be served.

This comes in the background of a Rajya Sabha discussion on Tuesday in which Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste revealed over 93 lakh children are acutely malnourished as of 2017. (READ HERE)



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