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Government will decide how much food you will be served


In an attempt to stop wastage of food, the government will soon decide the portion of sizes of dishes served by hotels and restaurants.

Govt to fix amount of food served to you

Ram Vilas Paswan, minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution, told the Hindustan Times,"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.''

He also said that the Dhabas which serve thalis will not come under this rule. The rules will be applicble to only standard hotels and restaurants. The issue was brought up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his radio programme, Mann Ki Baat, on March 26.

In March's edition of Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed concern over the wastage of food in the country. Expressing concern over the issue, he asked, "Have we ever thought about how much food we waste? Ever pondered if we don't waste food, we can feed the poor?"

"Even our mothers teach us to take only that much what we can eat. We should understand that ignoring the issue of food wastage is anti social and injustice to poor," he added. Modi had also further asserted that cutting down on food wastage will also lead to personal savings.

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