Jamshedpur: With only one toilet for an entire school, the students and teachers at Manav Vikas School in Jamshedpur were facing many troubles. An eco-friendly initiative, however, is going to puncture their many problems with one go.
The school, managed by retired employees, plans to build a toilet made of used plastic bottles instead of conventional bricks. The bottles filled with sand, iron-ore dust and slag ash will act as bricks.
Sanjay Kumar Pandey, Deputy Collector in the chief minister’s camp office, said that this initiative will also help keep the environment clean as only waste materials would be used to build the toilets.
It would also send out a message to the society that unused items can be utilised for constructive purpose, he said.
The toilet building, that would need approximately 3,000 bricks, will be collected by the students, making them a part of project.
Mondrita Chatterjee, a Class 7 student of the city-based Hill Top School, and her family would bear the financial expenses to be incurred for the toilet.
In the past too, Mondrita had spent her savings for the construction of toilets in the periphery of the city and was felicitated in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das at a function held few months ago.
The project which will begin within a couple of days is targeted for completion before June 5, World Environment Day.
Depending upon the success of the first toilet, more such toilets would be set up in the future, Mr Pandey said.
(With Inputs From Press Trust Of India)