What about the waste in Food Corporation of India's godowns
by Atul Nayak (View MyPage) on Apr 13, 2017 03:04 PM | Hide replies
PM and now Mr Padmanaban find it easy to point out the extra waste in the plate but the maximum wastage of grains is in the godowns of FCI which is a government organization. PM can easily do a lot in the matter but that is swept under the carpet and now one in that organization is held accountable or responsible for the grains rotting in FCI godowns. In fact the FCI employee draw fat salaries and perks as per Seventh Pay commission along with arrears.
Government and all its departments are one of the major waster of all the resources as they are not held accountable or responsible for their actions and the funds come very easily from the common mans tax payments collected.
Re: What about the waste in Food Corporation of India's godowns
by sachchidanand dhar (View MyPage) on Apr 13, 2017 03:52 PM
You are right. I think that the government is having wrong priorities. I would prefer that Water Storage and Distribution problem should be solved on a war footing, to end dependence on equal distribution of monsoon all over India.
Mr Padmanabhan's NGO is doing a laudable job and he is the most knowledgeable on waste and how to use it well.
There appear to be two fallacies in what he says :
1. No hotel serves four idlis in a plate. All over the country it is two per plate and one orders extra plates if one is very hungry. So, chances of waste are low here. Same goes for prawns. PLease leave the judgement to the hotelier and it should be between them and their customers, based on feedback
2. Regarding weddings, in many wedding lunches, when the server comes to us, we say NO when we don't want a sweet. We also gesture to him / her to serve very little rice , if that is our requirement. At least nowadays people are a bit careful.
Hence, extras if any can be collected from the kitchen after the wedding.
In all this there is simply no role for the NDA GOvt and the MInister can close the issue by appealing to hotels and guests to be conscious and take the correct amount on their plate.
Passing laws on this , just to please the PM is ridiculous.
Re: Don't pass laws
by sachchidanand dhar (View MyPage) on Apr 13, 2017 04:11 PM
Current government seems to be slipping in to the same mode in which Nehru and Ambedkar had slipped: the British mode. Wastage of food was a point that was insisted upon by the British,everytime they were accused of transporting away foodgrains for consumption of natives of Europe, leaving very little for food-growers in India. To the extent that once Nehru had retorted to his British countrepart:- "You can not grudge a full belly meal to an Indian during marriadge ceremonoies. After all he doesn't go to clubs like you all do."
Re: Don't pass laws
by Deepak (View MyPage) on Apr 13, 2017 09:41 AM
The only place I see food going waste is in buffets. People (highly educated also) think that they have paid the full amount and they are entitled to take the entire menu in their plate and have rights to eat a few morsels and throw the rest out.
Re: Re: Don't pass laws
by Vishal Kumar (View MyPage) on Apr 13, 2017 02:15 PM
Please note that if a person goes to any Restaurant and ask for a half plate Paneer Dish the most of the Restaurants shows their inability to serve half plate. In that case a clear wastage that should be checked.
Re: Re: Re: Don't pass laws
by Prakash Panchal (View MyPage) on Apr 13, 2017 03:35 PM
Fully Agree. For me one dish is more than sufficient and never have the option of half dish. This should be encouraged