In its effort to curb food waste, the Indian government wants to fix serving sizes across hotels and restaurants.
“If a person can eat only two prawns, why should he or she be served six? It’s wastage of food and also money people pay for something that they don’t eat,” a government official said in a report in the Hindustan Times.
Stopping food waste is no doubt well intentioned but some are not impressed with the way the government is going about it.
It has already suffered the wrath of internet users following a series of regulations around currency notes and meat slaughter. So the prospect of controlling serving sizes while dining out has created quite the social media storm:
The promise of “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance” seems like a forgotten dream now. Sigh!