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EcoSan Toilets in Musiri

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: Jul 7, 2008 • References: uk.reuters
If you want fast cash in India, all you have to do is visit a public restroom.

While countries like Germany charge you to use public restrooms, a new campaign in a rural town in Southern India is actually paying potential patrons in order to encourage use of the ecosan (ecological sanitation) facilities.

They're offering people in Musiri, a town in the Tamil Nadu state, close to a dollar to use the urinals, an iniatiave they home will improve hygiene in the area as well as doubling as a research project. By taking urine samples, an agricultural university is testing its quality as a fertilizer.