Union Minister for Consumer Affairs and Food Distribution Ramvilas Paswan is mulling to fix the quantity of food being served in restaurants and hotels in days to come.
The minister is going to convene a meeting with the food industry to decide the amount of food on a plate. The attempts are being made to curb food wastage.
While talking to media, the minister said that he witnessed that food is being wasted in hotels and restaurants to which his government cannot allow. The minister said as there are a lot of people cannot afford food twice in a day, it has to be stopped.
Paswan said he asked the food industry people for a meeting to fix the portions on a plate so it cannot be wasted within the legal framework.
He cited as an example that pieces of chicken can be fixed so a person will not dump it into the trash.
Paswan rejected that his initiative is being seen after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the cause through his radio programme Mann Ki Baat. Paswan said that he took the issue after visiting a restaurant.