J&K Clamps Down on Big Fat Weddings to Curb Wastage
Allows only up to 500 guests to a daughter’s wedding and 400 to a son’s from April 1
Srinagar: TheJ&Kgovernmenthas announced a number of restrictions onweddingsandotherfunctionsina measure aimed at curbing wastage of food in the state. From April 1, hostswillbeallowedtoinviteonlyup to 500 guests to a daughter’s wedding and 400 to a son’s wedding, as per the restrictions announced by the consumer affairs and public distribution department on Tuesday. For engagement and other smaller functions at home, a host will be allowed to invite only up to 100 guests. As per the order, a maximum of seven vegetarian and seven nonvegetarian dishes will be served at functions, followed by two sweet dishes. “A number of complaints or representations have time and again been received in the depart- Ch ZULFIKAR ALI
Consumer Affairs Minister (Controlling) injudicious use of essential commodities...No one will be excused, whether bureaucrat or politician
ment regarding injudicious use of essential commodities and extravaganza expenditures being made in both public and private functions by most of the people in the state,” the department said in the order. The government further said that no sweets or dry fruit should be distributed with the invitation cards and that there must be controlled use of DJ or amplifiers.