The grandeur of the average big fat Indian wedding knows no bounds. In Delhi, the national capital, people especially spend not just lakhs but crores on wedding ceremonies. For some, it is more of a show of money and power and less about actually bringing two souls together. In the pursuit of having a ceremony grander than their distant relative's, organizers tend to go overboard and in the midst of it all, food wastage comes out to become a major issue.
The Delhi Government has taken note of this and are looking to put an end to not just wastage of food during such weddings, but also to curb the massive ceremonies themselves.
The authorities plan to ensure that all the leftover food items are not wasted and are given to those in need of it.
This is certainly a great policy which could result in a massive shift in the way marriages in the city are carried out. In addition to that, the authorities will also ensure that only a fixed number of people enter the actual venue of the marriage ceremonies otherwise there would be a high fine to pay.
Additionally, the rule will also make it illegal to have horse-drawn carriages that disrupt the streets right in front of the ceremony venue. However, the main motive of the Delhi government is to make sure that all food that is left after the ceremony, be sent to NGOs and those in need.
For this, the authorities have pushed the venue owners to tie-up with several NGOs across the city. As per reports, almost 50,000 weddings took place in the city on a single day during the peak wedding season and from those weddings, the amount of food waste that was collected was truly shocking.
The authorities quickly took note of this fact and put this policy into place. Another essential rule is that from now on, there will be no firearms allowed at wedding ceremonies.
At any rate, we're split in two minds- to despair over the dying big fat weddings or to rejoice for the homeless and those in need.