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Put That Toilet on the Wedding Registry

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A marriage-encouraging initiative in the Sehore district of India's Madhya Pradesh state awards gifts and financial assistance to couples agreeing to wed in mass ceremonies, but India suffers from a notorious toilet shortage. So the district announced in May that to qualify for government benefits, the groom must submit to officials a photo of himself beside his own toilet to prove he and his wife will have home sanitation.

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