‘Moun’mohan Singh, when he deems fit to speak ,excepting to give a clean certificate to 2 G sam Raja, drops gems.
On the wastage of Food during Wedding he declared it as ”national shame”.
(Statistics towards the end of the post)
Laudable, wouldn’t you think ,coming from a concerned Prime Minister?
Look at this!
“The UPA government spent over Rs 28 lakh on a bash to celebrate its third anniversary. The Rs 7,700-a-head dinner comes at a time when the government has announced austerity measures. Incidentally, the UPA-2 had stipulated that Rs 28 per day is sufficient to keep a person out of poverty…
The dinner, hosted on May 22 at 7, Race Course Road, was attended by 375 guests, includingLok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members of Parliament, leaders of political parties, members of the Congress Working Committee and media persons. Hosted by PM Manmohan Singh, prominent on the guest list were Congress president Sonia Gandhi, senior leaders from the BJP, Samajwadi Party and Left parties.
According to information accessed through RTI filed by Hisar-based applicant Ramesh Verma, the Prime Minister’s Office ( PMO) spent Rs 28,95,503 for the event. Of this, Rs 11.34 lakh was the catering charge, Rs 14.42 lakh was spent on tentage, Rs 2.92 lakh on electricity and Rs 24,444 on flowers.
The menu included jhinga kasundi, gosht burrah kebab, fish malabari, chicken chettinad, baghare baingan, dum aloo kashmiri, beans gajar matar, keoti dal, biryani and a bread basket.’….
The RTI response also said 603 invitation cards were issued and 375 guests attended the evening soiree. While the food and tent charges were paid through the hospitality grant of the ministry of external affairs, the tab for electricity and flower arrangements was picked up by CPWD.
This is not the sole example of the UPA government’s lavish spending. The Planning Commission was recently in the headlines for spending Rs 35 lakh on a toilet while a recent RTI plea by activist S C Agrawal revealed that Union ministers had spent 12 times more on their travel than the preceding year, running up a bill of over Rs 678 crore in tour expenses.”
I am reminded of an old Tamil Film song’ Ethanai Kaalanthaan Emaatruvaar indha Naatile’
(For how long will these people cheat in this Country?)
Statistics on wastage of food during Weddings in India.
‘A survey shows that annually, Bangalore alone wastes 943 tonnes of quality food during weddings. “This is enough to feed 2.6 crore people a normal Indian meal,” a study by a team of 10 professors from the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, has concluded. The team, under the guidance of UAS vice-chancellor K Narayana Gowda, surveyed 75 of Bangalore’s 531 marriage halls over a period of six months.
“About 84,960 marriages are held at 531 kalyana mantapas (marriage halls) in Bangalore every year. About 943 tonnes of high-calorie quality food is wasted in these halls annually. At an average cost of Rs 40 per meal, the total food wastage in the city is estimated at Rs 339 crore,” the study said.
On an average, 1,000 people attend a wedding where two meals are served – lunch at the wedding and dinner for reception, besides breakfast.
“About 10-20 items are served at a wedding ceremony. The maximum items served include 100 grams each of soup and juice, followed by 50 grams each of puri and pulao,” the survey stated. It also concluded that rice and cereals were on top, making for 35% of the wastage.
I will be posting as to what Hinduism says on this subject shortly.