23/02/2016 11:47 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

If You're Caught Publicly Peeing In Uttar Pradesh, Urine For A YouTube Shaming

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Varanasi, India. An Indian man urinates in the street while two girls walk behind him.

In an attempt to eradicate public urination, the UP State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has decided to post photographs of offenders on YouTube.

Officials have announced that the corporation will install CCTV cameras at various bus stops to record offenders, and anyone caught red-handed will have to deal with the embarrassment of being shamed online.

“Our aim is to reform those who shun public toilets and pee in the open,” said UPSRTC regional manager Prabhakar Mishra in a Times of India report. “After all, it is for the betterment of all.”

Aimed to spread awareness about the health hazards of public urination, the corporation has launched this plan as their contribution to the Swachh Bharat movement.

In the past, several desperate attempts have been made to put a stop to public urination in the country, such as pasting tiles of religious figures on public walls, charging fines, and in one case a water cannon (watch below).

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