Considering large-scale wastage of food-items in marriage-celebrations, some legislation like that of Guest Control Order 1960 should be there. Union government should also study models of other countries like Pakistan where only soft drinks and beverages are allowed to be served in such functions. Even Afghanistan took measures to curb such mega-expenses on marriage-celebrations. Apart from preventing huge wastage of food, such steps will automatically check ugly show of status through money in marriages which in present era is becoming root cause of aborting female foeticide because of money required to be spent in marriages of daughters.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal
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