One of the biggest problems our country is currently facing is the proliferating amount of waste materials that are being dumped on the roadside near houses, schools, and even hospitals. Though waste management has been considered the need of the hour, efficient measures to deal with the problem still remains far-fetched.
Of the waste materials that are piling up on earth, non-biodegradable ones pose a greater problem as they need advanced technologies to get disposed off efffectively into harmless substances. That said, the inefficiency in the establishment and negligence by the system has not allowed any such high-end technologies to thrive in our country.
Amid all these discussions, the University of Westminster, with a vision of being a part of collective change, announced a design competition as an initiative to upgrade 1000 public places in South Asia. This project brought together all the South Asian countries in an attempt to enhance their public spaces thereby involving local participation in this endeavour. A group of students from Priyadarshini Institute of Architecture and Design Studies, Nagpur enrolled to participate in the competition and decided to use the waste dumped in an area to beautify it and make the place useful for the local residents.