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

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

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.

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