Berhampur (Odisha) [India], November 5 (ANI): Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Berhampur, Odisha has developed a unique e-waste sculpture that aims to educate people about environmental protection and proper management of e-waste.
The ITI is an institute run by the Odisha government.
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The sculpture developed by ITI is 30 feet long and uses 3 tons of electronic waste generated by the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the ITI. It is one of the tallest electronic waste statues in the country.
This unique sculpture was designed by trainees in the trades of electrician, electronics and painter from ITI, Berhampur.
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ITI trainees used electronic waste from devices such as electronic toys, PCBs, printer, printer cartridge, RAM, keyboard, mouse, monitor, mobile, reader CD, television and VCR to design the sculpture.
Through this sculpture, the students of ITI Berhampur call on the population to reconnect with Mother Earth by being responsible for the scientific management of electronic waste.
In the current digital age, the generation of electronic waste is very high. Electronic waste includes many toxic elements, including copper, liquid crystals, lithium, mercury, nickel, selenium, arsenic, and barium, among others. When not properly managed, the risks of pollution of the surrounding air and water with electronic waste are considerably high.
In accordance with the waste management rules, 2016, electronic waste must be stored and dismantled in a scientific manner, as its unscientific management leads to pollution and various environmental risks.
Speaking to ANI, Sandeep Kumar Panda, a student, said: “We developed this robotic sculpture in two to three months using three tons of electronic waste generated by Berhampur Municipal Corporation and ITI. It is 9 meters long.
Dr Rajat Kumar Panigrahi, Director of ITI, Berhampur said: “The students developed the largest sculpture from electronic waste using electronic waste generated in the local city from TV, cell phones, computers, mice, keyboards, etc. 30 to 40 students worked on this sculpture. We all had good skills development opportunities during the pandemic. We dedicate this to Skilled In Odisha, Skill India who has helped develop the skills of the students. We will try to submit it for the Asian Book of Records and the Guinness Book of Records. “(ANI)
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