|Somewhere in the slums of Ahmedabad|
The Indian city of Ahmedabad is planning to pay citizens a rupee, which is the equivalent of 1p, for using public toilets.
In hopes of deterring people from defecating in the street, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) wants to reward those who use the city's public restrooms.
The municipal government got the idea from Nepal, where it was first successfully implemented in Darechowk in Katmandu.
According to the Times of India, the city plans to pay for the idea by generating advertising revenue promoting the campaign.
Additionally, those who don't adhere to the new guidelines and pee on the streets will receive a large fine.
'We are going to implement this project because people… are found defecating in the open,' said an AMC standing committee chairman Pravin Patel.
'Some even defecate on footpaths and pose a major public health risk. Our move will encourage people to use public toilets and AMC officials will also explain their family to do the same.'