UP CM Yogi Adityanath plans to use tiles with Images of Hindu Gods in Government offices to halt Spitting menace

Step to stop use of paan , guthka, tobacco products in public Spheres

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Uttar Pradesh, April 7, 2017: After becoming the CM of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has been taking quick actions regarding the governance of the state. Yet another action has been taken by the CM.

The authorities here have sought divine help to halt the spitting menace days after banning the use of paan, gutka and other tobacco products in all government offices.

Tiles with pictures of Hindu gods and goddesses have been put up in the corners and staircases of administration offices in the district to stop people from spitting betel juice, gutka there, mentioned PTI.

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Such tiles can be seen along the stairs of the Vikas Bhawan, which houses offices of the local administration.

Chief Development Officer TK Shibu said that there is nothing wrong in putting up these tiles at public places to keep check on the spitting menace.

“In the High Court too, such tiles have been fixed…we got the CCTV cameras installed and also deployed staff to check spitting, but it was of no use, and as an experiment we got these tiles of gods and goddess,” he said.

The step is expected to bring a permanent change in the behavior of people and government officials.It is assumed that the step will go a long way in saving the walls of government buildings from further stains.It is also contributing to the country wide “Swacch Bharat Abhiyan”.

However, the decision has not gone down well with certain local stuff and they are protesting against the decision.

Niswarth Seva Samiti handed over a memorandum to Shibu and warned of an agitation if the tiles are not removed from the state government establishments in 24 hours.

Similarly, social activist Salman gave a memorandum to the District Magistrate Karan Singh Chauhan, saying it is improper to use pictures of gods for such purposes.

It is to be seen whether the court will support the decision or not.

-prepared by Nikita Tayal of NewsGram Twitter @NikitaTayal6