in india, people often face situations where they are asked to pay bribes for public services that should be provided free. in response to this the organization 5th pillar has begun to distribute zero rupee notes in the hope that ordinary indians can use them as a means to protest bribe demands by public officials.

zero rupee note by 5th pillar back

‘vijay anand, 5th pillar’s president, says it works not because bribe-takers are fooled into thinking the money is real, but because bribery is a crime in india, even though it’s so widespread, and most officials are only comfortable asking for bribes when they know they won’t get caught. a powerful little piece of graphic design, the zero-rupee notes diffuse the crime by acknowledging it.’

you can learn more about the zero rupee initiative here.via boing boing | fast company