Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

The Committee will suggest suitable awareness programme/public campaign to curb the food wastage

INVC,, Delhi,, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has constituted a fifteen member committee to deliberate upon and suggest possible ways and means to check food wastage. Concern has been voiced time to time on the wastage of food items and ostentatious behavior witnessed especially during occasions like marriages/parties/meetings. It has been estimated that about 15 to 20% of food is just wasted in our country at social gatherings. The Committee will suggest suitable awareness programme/public campaign to curb the food wastage. It will also explore various options for introducing legislative and administrative measures in due course. Besides this, Committee will examine how the Government, public sector can set an example by practicing austerity. The Committee will be chaired by Shri Rajiv Aggarwal, Secretary, Consumer Affairs while members are - Smt. Neelam Kapur, Principal Director General (M&C), PIB, Shri A.P.Frank Noronha, Director General, DAVP, Shri Swarn Singh, Principal Secretary, Food and Consumer Protection, Government of Tamilnadu, Shri K.Sathiavasan, Principal Secretary, Consumer Affairs, Government of West Bengal, Shri Baldev Singh, Secretary, Food & Civil Supplies, Government of Maharashtra, Shri Dharam Pal, Secretary, Food & Civil Supplies, Government of Delhi, Shri K.M. Roy, Journalist, Shri George Varghese, Journalilst, Shri M.A.Chandrashekran, Ex. MLA, Ms.Pushpa Girimaji, Consumer Columnist, Shri Vinod Ashish, Consumer Activist, Shri Rajan Gandhi, Consumer Activist, Shri Suresh Mishra, Prof. Centre for Consumer Studies, IIPA. Shri G.N.Singh, Deputy Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs will be the convener of the Com

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