Friday, May 04, 2007

Rats, it's a 45 crore industry in Mumbai!

I read a very interesting piece in the Mumbai Mirror yesterday. It detailed a very innovative approach to tackling the city's rat menace. The city administration has offered a 5 rupee prize for every rat brought in. Now by the city's census, there are 9 crore rats in the city, which then puts Rs. 45 crores up for grabs.

I can see entrepreneurs setting up rat breeding farms.

I can see the goons marking out rat hunting 'illakas'.

I can see the Income Tax Department sitting up - 30% of 45 crores is still a lot of crores.

Ah, what an interesting city.

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