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Consumer affairs ministry considering fixing food portions at eateries

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Core Tip: The ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution is considering fixing the portions of the food served in restaurants and at events.
The ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution is considering fixing the portions of the food served in restaurants and at events. Ram Vilas Paswan, minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution, stated that this was being considered because the government was concerned about the rising level of food wastage.

He stated that the government has asked the businesses to do this on their own, or else the ministry would consider notifying regulations in this regard.It has also been learnt that the food ministry is also preparing a proforma to getfeedback from the businesses.

According to estimates, around 67million tonne of food is wasted in a year, while the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said that about 194 millionpeople went to sleep on an empty stomach and a quarter of the world’s undernourished people lived in India.

Paswan questioned why a person should be served more than the required amount. He added that a consultation is being considered by the ministry with relevant stakeholders.

He said that prime minister Narendra Modi was concerned aboutfood wastage.The decision was taken after he raised the issue in his fortnightly radio talk show, Mann Ki Baat.
 
 
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