Jamshedpur, May 19: The ground breaking ceremony for the construction of unique toilet to be made of plastic bottles at Manav Vikas School in Garurbasa, Telco was held on Friday.
Present on the occasion was Sanjay Kumar, deputy collector of CM’s Camp Office at Jamshedpur, Hurlung panchayat mukhiya Asha Devi, Pansas Sumitra Devi, school managing committee general secretary HR Sarkar and girl student Moudrinta Chatterjee were present.
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 is being 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. Kumar said the toilet construction would require around 3000 empty bottles. The bottles have been collected from across the city.
“We have set a target of building this toilet before Environment Day on 5th June,” Kumar said.
Elaborating about the environment-friendly toilet, Pandey said the empty unused water bottles would be filled with sand, iron-ore dust and slag ash. These materials would serve as an alternative to bricks.
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.” The authorities of Manav Vikas School lauded Pandey since the school has only one toilet.
The facility is negligible when compared to the number of students studying in it and therefore the school had been chosed for the pilot project, Pandey said.
Present on the occasion were Amitabh Chatterjee,Switi Chatterjee, Vishnupado Gope, Viren Karmakar, Vishwajeet karmakar, Rajkishore Lohar, Amir Ho, Shambhu Karmakar, Ranjeet Singh and villagers in large numbers.