Meerut: Scrap , including unused tyres, wheels , drums and iron rods , which were lying unused in Meerut nagar nigam , were painted with bright colours and used in beautifying the intersection and parks across the Meerut city under the ‘ Kabaad se Jugaad ‘ campaign launched by the nagar nigam this July .
Additional municipal commissioner , Pramod Kumar , said , ” The campaign is the brainchild of municipal commissioner Amit Pal Sharma , whereas Sharma calls the campaign an outcome of rounds of discussion with employees and officers of the Nagar Nigam. “
” Under the campaign , non recyclable items , such as met al scraps , plastic waste , old tyres, e – junk and several other goods have been converted in to beautiful structures and these structures were used for beautification of the intersections and parks of the city , said Sharma , adding that , ” A fountain from scrap iron , old wheels has been built at Gandhi Ashram intersection , Garh Road . Likewise , anilluminat inglight – tree has been made from old iron rods at the circuit house intersection . “
In addition , old waste drums were painted and converted into big tree pots . These were used for street installation . Also , display walls from old JCB tyres were laid out . Sharma further said that scrap was lying in a junk store of nagar nigam . He said that this campaign is an example of how public places can be beautified at low cost by using scrap . ” The mention of Meeut’s ‘ Kabaad se Jugaad ‘ campaign by PM in ‘ Mann ki Baat ‘ has infused new energy in the corporation , ” he said .