Prime Minster Narendra Modi had spoken up about wastage of food in his radio show ‘Mann Ki Baat’. The ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution is also planning to draft a questionnaire for restaurants to explain what portions should be served to a customer, Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday.
“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,” Hindustan Times quoted Ram Vilas Paswan as saying.
About the questionnaire, Paswan asserted that they are “experts” and that they should inform the government about the “maximum amount of a dish a person can eat.” He further said that a meeting with all the stakeholders involved will be held shortly. He clarified, however, that these changes will apply to “standard hotels” and not “dhabas”.
The Modi government has also proposed a new draft bill to amend Consumer Protection Act, which proposes customer-centric reforms and aims to target misleading ads.