Odisha: Berhampur ITI Becomes First Institute To Bag ‘Recycling for Greener Tomorrow Award-2021’

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Sunil Patnaik

Berhampur: Bringing laurels to the state, Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Berhampur bagged the prestigious ‘Recycling for Greener Tomorrow Award-2021’ for its innovative works of recycling of scrap by managing waste beyond skill development.

Educational institutes were included in the national-level award instituted by ‘Business World’ magazine and ITI Berhampur is the first one to bag the prestigious award. Earlier, only industrial houses were selected for this coveted award, said Principal Dr Rajat Kumar Panigrahy.

The award was presented through virtual mode on Monday.

The recycling method is highly sustainable throughout the year as scraps are generated and available locally.

By addition of skill through training practices only we can up cycle the scraps. No additional infrastructure required and no additional investment is required. The scrap sculptures can be sold in the market with a good price. This will meet the huge need of interior decorator industry, he said.

This innovation was awarded by the Odisha Government as Successful Innovative Proven Project in 2019.

The method of imparting skill through waste management is innovative. The work is accepted in the national level and published in the chapter “Upcycling of Scraps from Technical Institutes: A Case Study—Govt. Industrial Training Institute Berhampur” in the book Waste Management as Economic Industry towards Circular Economy, by Springer Nature Singapore pte Ltd.

The general public, school children are highly educated and being aware on waste management to reuse the waste. Particularly the institute trainees will be warrior of the planet to lead sustainability.

The elephant sculpture park and tiger Sculpture Park send a very good social message to protect the wild animals.

The institute collects the scraps like automobile scraps, metal acrap, E-waste, plastic waste, iron bars from demolished building and turn them into a High Valued Scrap sculpture through various engineering process.

The institute has made more than 30 beautiful sculptures from 6ft to 32ft and installed them in the Scrap Sculpture Park, which is one of the largest scrap sculpture parks in Asia and has been featured in the Asia Book Of Record.

The scrap sculptures developed are in the range of 6 (inch) to 72 (feet).

Sunil Patnaik

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