Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Toilet Stories

Indians who used to release themselves on open streets were paid to cover up when they were doing the 'thing'. In this CNN photo, "a slum resident in India uses a toilet that opens into the water below as children swim."

While the Beijing government tried to meet the peak of the Olympic tourists rush by building more public restrooms, Indian government are facing an opposite challenge. That is, how to attract residents, who had been used to the convenience of doing it on streets, to use toilets.

Reuters reported that Indian government were bribing Indians to use toilets instead of releasing themselves on the street. Indians could earn about $1 per month if they went to public toilets enough times.

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