This Article is From Nov 11, 2012

Rs 500 reward for shaming people urinating in public

Jaipur: A civic body in Rajasthan has announced a Rs.500 reward for students who raise awareness against urinating in public by blowing whistles and beating drums when they see a person in the act.

The students will have to send their nominations for the reward and an appreciation letter to the panchayat office after carrying out the service against public urination voluntarily, officials said Sunday.

The Jhunjhunu Zila Parishad announced on November 4 that it would use volunteers to embarrass people who relieve themselves in public places.

The volunteers will blow whistles or beat drums if they find a person urinating or defecating in public.

"We are getting encouraging response to our project. We have already roped in volunteers. Students can play an important role in effective implementation of the scheme," said a Zila Parishad officer, who did not want to be named.

He said students would keep watch in areas where people tend to urinate in public.

The Zila Parishad has launched the scheme in 34 villages in the district in the first phase.

"We will study the response and add more villages in the next phase," he said.

He said toilets had been constructed in every household in 30 villages of the district under a government project.

"A total of 258 villages are yet to be covered. But work of constructing toilets there will begin soon."