Gujurat scheme to pay people to use toilets gets mixed response

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 19 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3364
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

A municipal corporation in Gujarat has said that it will pay people Rs1 (£0.01; €0.01; $0.02) when they use public toilets in a bid to stop open defecation.

Paresh Chaudhary, from the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, told the Press Trust of India that its “use and get paid” scheme would be up and running by 19 June.1

“We have around 315 public toilets in the city,” Pravin Patel, chairman of the standing committee told the news agency. …

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