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Bathroom police to make sure people are using their toilets at home (video)

By Mason White 12:40 PM January 2, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Police in India, were equipped with tablets with which they will monitor use of toilets.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he launched a program throughout the country to check whether people are using their toilets as part of the cleanliness drive.

Police officers will go to homes with mobile phones, tablets and iPads, with which they will monitor toilets in rural areas by taking videos and photos.

The footage will be uploaded to a website in real time for the public to see. A shortage of toilets costs the country more than $50 billion a year, mainly as a result of hygiene-related diseases.

About 626 million residents relieve themselves in open places.

The government has doubled spending on toilet construction and requested financial donations from companies in the country to help.