Planning a marriage, ask Zulfkar first

Aakash Hassan


In a major announcement today on Tuesday, the Jammu and Kashmir government has noticed several restrictions to “control wastage” at social, government and private gatherings.

The ban was issued by the Department of Food, Civil supplies and Consumer Affairs and states in order number 39 issued on Monday.

There will be restrictions on the injudicious use of essential commodities in any such functions, the order reads.

The government has also banned the use of loudspeakers and fire-crackers in any government or social functions.

There should be a complete ban on sending of dry fruits and sweets with invitations for any such occasions, the order reads.

The government has also imposed a restriction on the number of invitees at any functions. While the total number of people permitted to be invited on the marriage of son is 500, the number goes down to 400 for the marriage of daughter and 100 for engagements.

The government has even imposed a restriction on the number of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes permitted to be presented during any such functions, stating the allowed number as “seven each and two stalls of sweets or fruits”.

Directions have also been made that the surplus cooked food should be distributed to needy people and “shall not be thrown into dustbins.”

The government has stated that the order has been issued after receiving a number of complaints regarding the injudicious use of essential commodities.

The order will come into effect from 1st of April.

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