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Meerut’s ‘Kabaad se Jugaad’ campaign finds mention in Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’

Lucknow/Meerut  : UP’s novel initiative — ‘Kabaad se Jugaad’ — found mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 93rd episode of ‘Mann ki Baat’ on Sunday, as he praised the campaign’s objective of beautifying public places in an environment-friendly way through waste such as iron scrap, plastic waste, old tires and drums at low cost.

meerut being beautified through junk
meerut being beautified through junk

Terming the Yogi Adityanath government’s initiative in the state as a perfect example of protection of the environment as well as the beautification of the city, PM Modi said, “The campaign is also an example of how to beautify public places at a low cost. I appreciate all the people involved in this campaign from the core of my heart.”

Realising the vision of the State Government to beautify the cities, the Meerut Municipal Corporation worked to beautify the city through waste material and disposable items.

Since the formation of the Yogi government, there has been a significant improvement in the power supply in Meerut.

The Municipal Corporation also resorted to artificial lights to beautify the district.

The Municipal Corporation launched a campaign to illuminate Meerut and named it ‘Kabaad Se Jugaad’. The Municipal Commissioner Amit Pal Sharma informed that the campaign is an example of how public places can be beautified at a low cost. The city is being decorated using waste and discarded items such as iron scrap, plastic waste, old tires and drums.

He further said that arrangements were made at the circuit house intersection with artificial light trees, barricading from waste wheels of hand carts, mini wheel parks, display walls from old JCB tires, and stool tables for sitting in the parks, among others. By using items at a lower cost, the city was decorated in a beautiful, unique way, presenting a ‘model’ before others.