PHOTOS: Satara Village Gets Eco-Friendly Makeover With Waste-To-Art Initiative

PHOTOS: Satara Village Gets Eco-Friendly Makeover With Waste-To-Art Initiative

Despite having a population of only about 500, this transformation was made possible through the active participation and efforts of the villagers

Rambhau JagtapUpdated: Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 12:48 PM IST
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PHOTOS: Satara Village Gets Eco-Friendly Makeover With Waste-To-Art Initiative | FPJ

Manyachiwadi village in Patan taluka of Satara district has undergone an eco-friendly transformation through a creative waste-to-art initiative. To beautify the village, attractive sculptures made from waste materials have been installed at crossroads, intersections, and main points. This initiative is part of the Maharashtra government's 'Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan.'

Despite having a population of only about 500, this transformation was made possible through the active participation and efforts of the villagers. Waste materials such as bucket lids, empty buckets, and bullock cart wheels were collected from the villagers. These materials were then used to create eye-catching sculptures, which were painted and shaped creatively. Environmental protection messages were also written on these sculptures, enhancing their visual appeal and educational value.

In addition to the waste-to-art initiative, Manyachiwadi has implemented several sustainable practices. Every home in the village has a vermicomposting project, and solar energy is utilised in each household. The village has also imposed a ban on plastic, encouraging villagers to use cloth bags. Recently, the gram panchayat distributed saplings for tree plantation, further promoting environmental conservation.

Manyachiwadi stands as an inspiration and a role model for other villages in Maharashtra, demonstrating how community involvement and innovative thinking can lead to significant environmental and aesthetic improvements. This initiative not only beautifies the village but also promotes sustainable living practices, showcasing the power of collective effort in achieving ecological harmony.

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