Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Get Paid To Pee

Usually you are the one who is supposed to pay when using a public toilet to relieve yourself of the excess fluids, but in New Delhi it's the other way around.

It pays to use a toilet in southern India, as residents are earning close to a dollar a month by using public urinals, a scheme launched by authorities to promote hygiene and research in rural areas.

Dozens of people are queuing up to use toilets in Musiri, a remote town in Tamil Nadu state, where authorities have succeeded in keeping street corners clean with the new scheme, The Times of India newspaper said on Sunday.

People relieving themselves in the open is a common sight in India's rural towns and villages, as basic sanitation still eludes millions.

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