Delhi mascots to blow the whistle on public defecation

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People who attempt to urinate or defecate in public in Delhi’s wealthier neighbourhoods may soon find themselves loudly interrupted. The city’s municipal council has announced that 28 turbaned, brightly coloured mascots will be deployed across the Lutyens Delhi area to watch for people relieving themselves around railway tracks or slum areas. If the “Swachh Sewaks” (clean attendants) come across any offenders, they will blow a whistle and direct them to the nearest public toilet.

Read more in The Guardian, 20th December 2016

(photo: New Delhi Municipal Council via The Guardian)

Date: 20 December 2016