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Now, Patna plans to build ‘waste-to-wonder’ parks

waste-to-wonder parks
Submitted by scc india staff on January 29, 2021

To encourage residents to adopt the golden rule – ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ — for waste management, the Patna Municipal Corporation has come up with a plan to set-up selfie points across the city and to develop ‘Waste to Wonder Park’ at various places using junks and discarded items.

One such park is under construction at Maurya Lok premises with an open garden library, kids’ play zone area, a selfie spot, eateries and illuminated pathways. The park will cost around Rs 15 lakh under corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.

Municipal commissioner Himanshu Sharma said the waste-to-wonder park concept is meant to encourage people to be creative with waste materials.

“The most important point is that scrap materials like plastic and glass bottles and rubber tyres can be recycled to give a much-needed facelift to public spaces with little creativity. It will encourage the residents to use discarded materials productively in their household,” he said.

He added, “The open garden library would be a unique concept for the residents where they can sit, read, relax and enjoy the craftsmanship made from junks.”According to PMC officials, all gaming set-ups, plant pots and chairs will be made of tyres, benches and tables to be made of drums, discarded bottles for planting and tins and rods lighting and other metal scraps, cans and nut- bolts for the selfie-points.

Concerned over the low ranking in Swachhta Survekshan survey 2020, the civic body has decided to use the concept at select sites under Azimabad, Patliputra and Kankerbagh circles. The park located near Panch Shiva temple in ward number 34, will soon have a café-cum-library based on waste to wonder park concept.

The entire park area will have a complete facelift with fountains, sheds, benches, hammocks and plant pot, by using junk items. It will be ready within a month. Besides, the pillars at Rajendra Nagar ROB are painted with beautiful murals.

A selfie point is being made from the waste item at SK Puri Park. Besides, plant pots from waste tires, drums will be prepared and placed at all the garbage points of China Kothi and Chhajjubagh slums.