Ebtekar calls for improving food, water consumption patterns

September 4, 2018

TEHRAN – The pattern of food and water consumption is wrong among Iranian families and it needs to be improved, Masoumeh Ebtekar, the vice president for women’s and family affairs, said here on Monday.

The improve of food and water consumption in line with resistance economy will certainly lead to a decrease in social vulnerabilities, Donyaye Eqtesad Persian language daily quoted Ebtekar as saying.

The presidential department for women’s and family affairs enjoys a good relationship with the Ministry of Energy in order to improve the consumption pattern, especially regarding water, she stated, adding more than one third of food supplies and 28 billion cubic meters of water is wasted in Iran due to using bad consumption patterns.

The VP further emphasized women’s vital role in implementing the Resistant Economy adding the workgroup for modifying the consumption patterns has started its work about one year ago.

All workgroups related to the women and family affairs department are bound to observer gender equality Ebtekar noted adding women enjoy a great share in implementing the resistant economy.

The department pays special attention to families because a healthy family has a vital role in decreasing social and economic vulnerabilities, she concluded.

NM/MG

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