You will be caught if you go to the field to answer nature’s call, such is the decision taken by the local administration of Yamunanagar for the people of Panchkula and Sirsa.
The decision comes much to the disappointment of Chief Minister (CM) Manohar Lal Khattar who had declared the districts to be open defecation free (ODF) with in a celebrated manner last Saturday.
District officials arrived at this decision after it was reported that villagers were still going to the fields for open defecation despite having fully functional and good toilets installed at their homes. Villagers will now be monitored via drone between 5 am and 9am over the fields and those caught will be dealt with stern action.
The plan will be executed as a pilot project in six villages of the Bilaspur block which are now under the scanner of the authorities. The panel would ensure proper functioning of the drone and analyze the details gathered by it, says assistant coordinator of Swach Bharat Abhiyan Bhupender Singh. “We have paid Rs 3,000 for renting the drone for use in seven panchayats. Now the trial report will be submitted to the top officials of district administration, who will decide whether to continue,” he added.