In a bid to achieve top ranking in the Swachh Survekshan (SS) 2021, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) is leaving no stone unturned in their smart initiatives for making Vizag a garbage-free city. As a part of this initiative, GMMC came up with the novel idea of converting iron waste and other scrap material into sculpture and other works of art at various parts of the city. Towards this end, the Department of Fine Arts of Andhra University will extend its domain expertise with GVMC.
Speaking to Hello Vizag, GVMC’s additional commissioner, Dr. V Sanyasi Rao, said “we are on the verge of launching dry waste processing in two zones of the city on a pilot basis before extending it to all parts of the city. At the same time, we are promoting the concept of 3R – reduce, reuse, and recycling of waste to achieve the goals of Swachh Survekshan and sustainable development. The focus is on reducing the amount of waste finally being transported to the dumping yard,” said Rao.
To bring awareness about the initiative, GVMC has selected a school in Gajuwaka to train the students on repurposing the discarded paper, scrap, and other objects into various art projects. Subsequently, the GVMC would conduct exhibitions with these recycled art items and the money raised through these exhibitions would go back to the school. The GVMC would supply all the needed material for this initiative.
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