Jamshedpur: A unique toilet is soon going to take shape at Manav Vikas School in Garurbasa, Telco. Unlike other toilets made of brick and mortar, it will be made of plastic bottles.
The first such toilet to be built in the city, it will be dedicated to the students of the said school who have only one toilet. This novel initiative was taken by the school teachers and Sanjay Kumar, deputy collector of CM’s Camp Office at Jamshedpur, who chalked out the plan together.
Giving information about the plan, Kumar said the toilet will be prepared with the help of empty and discarded plastic bottles. The bottles would be filled with sand or slag so as to be used as alternative for bricks. “We have set a target of building this toilet before Environment Day on 5th June. The construction is likely to start in a day or two,” Kumar said.
Kumar said the toilet construction would require around 3000 empty bottles. The bottles would be collected from across the city. They would also be collected from households in River View Colony, Telco. “There is abundance of fly ash and empty bottles in the city. By using them creatively, we want to give a message on cleanliness and environment conservation to the people of this city,” he said.
The financial burden of the project would be borne by one Moundrita Chatterjee, a class VII student of a city-based school, and her family. Excited about the project, the 13 year old girl said, “I feel proud after joining this novel initiative.”