In an unprecedented move, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and International Finance Corporation, part of World Bank Group, have joined hands to install an e-waste sculpture at Jaydev Vihar to spread awareness on the increasing volumes of e-waste. With aim of emphasizing the issue as to rising volumes of e-waste, implying immense threat to environment, BMC mayor Ananta Narayan Jena installed the sculpture under the Clean E-Bhubaneswar project.
BMC mayor Ananta Narayan Jena said, “It is our responsibility to take care of our environment and in advance safeguard our future from any such hazard.”
The major aim of these efforts is to inculcate awareness and sense responsibility among masses by drawing their attention towards the significance of proper e-waste management. Several issues as to hazards caused by e-waste were highlighted during this installation process.
While we are ushering in the era of Smart India, it is necessary for us to take care of each and every aspect to ensure proper waste management.
The e-Ravan sculpture is classic, which is an architectural effort by the artist Pinaki Ranjan Mohanty and his team that includes Bidyadhar Majhi, Raju Bhoi, and Mahesh. It is named after the Mythological character to stress the importance of taking notes of this e-waste issue before it grows uncontrollable and harms the human race.