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Battle against food wastage: Modi govt to curb portions in restaurants

Govt is drafting a questionnaire for restaurants to explain what dish sizes they should serve

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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A fortnight after Prime Minister expressed his concerns over of in his monthly radio programme, the ruling (National Democartic Alliance) government is planning to fix portion sizes of dishes served by star hotels and restaurants, according to a report published by the Hindustan Times.

"Ignoring the issue of is anti-social and this is injustice to the poor. of is unfortunate. I know of several youngsters who are using technology to prevent of food," PM Modi had said in Mann Ki Baat, Business Standard reported earlier

The consumer affairs, and public distribution ministry is drafting a questionnaire for hotels and restaurants to explain what dish sizes they should serve to a customer.

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“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 of and also money people pay for something that they don’t eat,” said Ram Vilas Paswan, Union minister of consumer affairs, and public distribution.

“They are the experts. They should tell us the maximum amount of a dish a person can eat. You go to a Chinese restaurant; they give you so much (of food). We are going to call them (stakeholders) for a meeting. The PM is concerned about wastage, so we are going to issue instructions to these hotels (about the amount of to be served),” the minister further said to the national daily. 

He, however, clarified the instructions would be applicable to “standard hotels” and not dhabas that “usually serve thalis”.

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Battle against food wastage: Modi govt to curb portions in restaurants

Govt is drafting a questionnaire for restaurants to explain what dish sizes they should serve

Govt is drafting a questionnaire for restaurants to explain what dish sizes they should serve
A fortnight after Prime Minister expressed his concerns over of in his monthly radio programme, the ruling (National Democartic Alliance) government is planning to fix portion sizes of dishes served by star hotels and restaurants, according to a report published by the Hindustan Times.

"Ignoring the issue of is anti-social and this is injustice to the poor. of is unfortunate. I know of several youngsters who are using technology to prevent of food," PM Modi had said in Mann Ki Baat, Business Standard reported earlier

The consumer affairs, and public distribution ministry is drafting a questionnaire for hotels and restaurants to explain what dish sizes they should serve to a customer.
“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 of and also money people pay for something that they don’t eat,” said Ram Vilas Paswan, Union minister of consumer affairs, and public distribution.

“They are the experts. They should tell us the maximum amount of a dish a person can eat. You go to a Chinese restaurant; they give you so much (of food). We are going to call them (stakeholders) for a meeting. The PM is concerned about wastage, so we are going to issue instructions to these hotels (about the amount of to be served),” the minister further said to the national daily. 

He, however, clarified the instructions would be applicable to “standard hotels” and not dhabas that “usually serve thalis”.
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Battle against food wastage: Modi govt to curb portions in restaurants

Govt is drafting a questionnaire for restaurants to explain what dish sizes they should serve

A fortnight after Prime Minister expressed his concerns over of in his monthly radio programme, the ruling (National Democartic Alliance) government is planning to fix portion sizes of dishes served by star hotels and restaurants, according to a report published by the Hindustan Times.

"Ignoring the issue of is anti-social and this is injustice to the poor. of is unfortunate. I know of several youngsters who are using technology to prevent of food," PM Modi had said in Mann Ki Baat, Business Standard reported earlier

The consumer affairs, and public distribution ministry is drafting a questionnaire for hotels and restaurants to explain what dish sizes they should serve to a customer.
“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 of and also money people pay for something that they don’t eat,” said Ram Vilas Paswan, Union minister of consumer affairs, and public distribution.

“They are the experts. They should tell us the maximum amount of a dish a person can eat. You go to a Chinese restaurant; they give you so much (of food). We are going to call them (stakeholders) for a meeting. The PM is concerned about wastage, so we are going to issue instructions to these hotels (about the amount of to be served),” the minister further said to the national daily. 

He, however, clarified the instructions would be applicable to “standard hotels” and not dhabas that “usually serve thalis”.

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