Indian city tries public shame to stop spitting workers

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Sept. 5, 2007, 7:20PM

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MUMBAI, India — Mumbai's top civic agency is trying public shame in hopes of keeping its employees from spitting in the halls and stairways at work.

Offenders will find their photographs, names and titles posted on bulletin boards at the headquarters of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the body responsible for sanitation standards and the upkeep of roads and buildings.

They will also be fined 200 rupees ($5), an agency official, R.A. Rajeev, said Wednesday.

One worker already has become "Spit Employee of Today" since the campaign started Monday, Rajeev said.

The campaign comes ahead of a cleanup drive planned to begin in November for Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital as well as one of its filthiest cities. Piles of garbage litter roads and people can be seen spitting while walking and driving.

"People spit and litter if they think no one is watching. When we put up these photographs, everyone will know," Rajeev said.

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Interesting article, a penalty in effect will surely make indian citizens curb such a habit.

 

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