Pakistan’s Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation will pay residents to use public toilets in a desperate attempt to stop legions of people urinating and defecating in public. The Corporation has decided to give residents one rupee a visit in a bid to draw them into its 300 public toilets and away from open areas and public walls, which often reek of urine.
AMC health officer Bhavikk Joshi said the offer would be trialed at 67 public facilities across Ahmedabad, the main city in western Gujarat state,where officers will give a coin to each user.
“Once successful the project will be implemented in all the 300 public toilets in Ahmedabad,” Joshi told AFP on Monday.
The move is the latest effort to motivate people to use toilets after India’s government announced a cleanliness drive last year championed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.