The Indian government on Friday asked the public to weigh in on whether the green machine is a good idea, saying that it is currently not operational.

In a press statement, Ministry of Environment and Forests said the green machines will be rolled out over the next two years to reduce pollution and improve water quality.

The ministry said the machines will cost between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 3 lakh.

It said that if people are ready to use the machines, they will be free to do so.

Currently, the machines are being used to remove water and garbage from the streets.

It will be able to detect and clean up the wastewater generated by the toilets and pavements, it added.

“While the green equipment is a great idea and has already been tested successfully in several cities, there are many issues that need to be addressed before it can be rolled-out across the country,” the ministry said.