Bhubaneswar: To make the Odisha capital clean and hygienic, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to impose a penalty on open defecation and urination.
In a notification on Saturday, the BMC said that the people will be slapped a penalty of Rs 200 for open defecation and Rs 150 for open urination.
BMC has formed special teams to collect the penalty from the people for violating its directive.
More than 180 public toilets have been constructed in the capital city under the Swachh Bharat, AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) and various schemes of the BMC. Besides, 18 e-toilets have been set up between Jayadev Vihar Square to Power House Square and Nicco Park Square to Rabindra Mandap Square.
BMC has set a target to set up 37 e-toilets and bio-toilets within a year.