Manav Vikas School is all set to have environment-friendly toilet made of plastic bottles and other materials, setting an example for others to follow to get rid of the mammoth plastic waste.
The toilets are not being built on an experimental basis and later more will be constructed depending on the success of the first one.
Retired employees will set up the pilot project at the school at Garudbasa in Telco. The school, currently, has just one toilet.
Mondrita Chatterjee, a student of the city-based Hill Top School’s seventh standard, and her family would bear the financial expenses to be incurred for the toilet.
Chatterjee had already spent her savings for the construction of toilets in the periphery of the city and was also felicitated in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das at a function held here few months ago.
The target is to implement the project before Environment Day on June 5.
Elaborating about the environment-friendly toilet, Deputy Collector in the chief minister’s camp office, Sanjay Kumar 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. He said that construction work of the toilet would be started in a couple of days.
Aticle Originally Published at India Times