The consumer affairs, food
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 wastage
and also money people pay for something that they don’t eat,” said Ram Vilas Paswan, Union minister of consumer affairs, food
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 food
wastage, so we are going to issue instructions to these hotels (about the amount of food
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”.