"If someone can spend Rs 50,000 on a gun, he might as well spend a few thousand rupees on providing a toilet in their homes. So we decided to link an arms licence to the presence or absence of a proper toilet," District Collector Tarun Pithode told IANS.
An application for a firearm licence would have to be accompanied by a documentary proof or declaration of a toilet at home, which would then be verified, sources said.
Only after that verification would the application begin to get processed, they said.
Owning a licensed gun is a matter of honour for many people across Madhya Pradesh.
Rajgarh too has such people.
On an average, about 700 applications for firearm licences are received annually in Rajgarh district.
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