Making Not Spitting a movement - Addl inputs

Dear all:

Based on your inputs, here are the key points on addressing the bad habit of spitting.

If you had additional ideas, please add to this list.

We will compile this and the same will be shared with Ministry Leadership and the 4000 Urban Local Bodies so the message can reach pan India.

Thanks for your inputs!
Swachh Bharat Mission

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Making Not Spitting a Movement

1. People should be educated about not spiting on roads
2. Social and print media campaigns should be devised to reach the masses
3. Picture banners should be put up in public areas comparing India with foreign countries with respect to spitting
4. A fine of Rs. 500 should be applied to the person caught spitting on the road
5. Majority of the spitting is due to Gutkha – production and sales of gutkha should be completely banned in India
6. A mechanism should be established where people can send pictures of people spitting on roads to the community they belong to
7. Non-spitting logos should be put up across public places
8. Children should be educated from the junior classes about not spitting in open and on roads and asked to educate others around them
9. Cultural preachers may be requested to include such sermons to avoid spitting
10. Better maintenance of public places and walls and nice painting will discourage people from spitting.
11. Nukkad nataks should be played to take message to avoid spitting and make our place known for the best clean place.
12. Dustbins could be designed such that they also serve as spit boxes
13. Identify a telephone number. Put it up in all public places, inside autos, cabs.."if the driver spits, complain on this telephone no"
14. People should be made aware of the health hazards of spitting
15. Create awareness about swine flu / TB spread due to spitting more  

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Strict spit prohibition should be implemented initially in Government premises and extended to public places. Spot fines could be a solution. more  
Just tell Delhi jal board not open highly pollutid water supplied in Mahavir Enclave Area otherwise people of this block H4 will soon start facing seroius health/skin diseases. But this is not daily bases.But care must be required. thanks more  
Provide adequate spittoons in public places right in public view with sign boards to attract attention. more  
''EDUCATE THE COMMON MAN WHY SPITTING IN COMMON PLACES IS NOT GOOD" SPITTING CAN CAUSE DISEASES, DIRTY ETC. more  
Thanks. I have translated into Tamil and getting it published-- my contribution in a small way. more  
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