Aishwarya and I stay in an apartment adjoining a stream of sewage. Right on the main road, is a long compound wall and a relatively well constructed pavement. These are very attractive places for the "Filled-up and the Restless" :) to relieve themselves. There is also a constructed and decently maintained Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation's (GHMC) public toilet. They have strategically constructed such toilets at various locations in Hyderabad close to such places that are used as public toilet. However, the GHMC toilets are clearly not used properly. I think it is because of the one-rupee that is charged for use. Now this is a problem statement. The solution to conceive a way by which the use of this (or any public) toilet can be enforced.
- Aish and Shabnam (or anyone who visited hyderabad), do you think the cause the one-rupee charge?
- If, so, is that the only cause?
1. Should we take this up as a task?
2. Whether we do or do not, it is probably still worth investing some time for suggestions. Do you have any suggestions?
On my part, since I feel the money is the problem here, we (or the org. concerned) can create a public fund (whatever that means!) of one rupee coins and allow (meaning persuade) "the Filled-up and the Restless" to use money from the fund for the toilet instead. That is the theory. I do understand practical considerations.
- How to collect the money?
- How to safe-guard and disburse the money (vending machine?)
- How to advertise the fund and advertise against the use of compound wall or sewage.
- Do you have any alternative/better/easier/more sensible ideas?
- If not at least do you think that this idea can be modified/improved?
I think this is directly related to Standard of Living, though the benefits can not be easily with the naked eye (intangible!)