Out of curiosity, I enquired him how this idea was conceptualized?
This is what he said,
“I am from Naini Devi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naina_Devi . I started a restaurant at this very place 5 year ago. I was earning enough. However, I was concerned with the wastage of food that people used to generate, to the tune of 30-40 kg in a day. That did not go well with me. I tried to convince people to avoid wastage but there was no relief.
So I decided to retort to buffet system, thereby reducing the wages cost of staff by keeping one cook & myself to provide the service. I charge double in case wastage is there. Boards are displayed all around to educate about not to waste food. It has created an impact & now there is no wastage. People have started giving respect to food. I am very happy with this system as I am able to make a contribution towards the society & at the same time provide quality food in only 99 Rupees”.