Home/ News / India/  Delhi MCD to beautify city with waste-to-art sculptors. Details here

The public places will get beautified in Delhi as the civic body kicks off the work in the national capital.

The municipal corporation in Delhi has invited bids for the development of 47 types of sculptures and murals which will be divided into seven themes revolving around Indian culture, music, and art forms, according to a report by the Hindustan Times, Livemint's sister publication.

A senior official said that the scrap material will be sourced from 43 municipal yards and stores, and the new structures will be both two and three-dimensional figures with varying heights from six to eight feet.

The waste-to-art figurines have been divided into seven themes of Indian classical dances, folk dances, scientists, sages, and musical instruments among others. Through these sculptors, the MCD wants to educate people about different dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, and Odissi.

According to the officials, the MCD will get the sculptures developed under the rate contract system which will cost up to 5 crore. Delhi residents might get to see the finished work by next year.

In the second series, the sculptor will feature dance forms like Kalbelia, Koli, Bhangra, Garba, Bihu, Ghoomar, Laavani, Dandiya, and Kumauni, among others.

The installations will replicate the hand gestures or mudras depicted at the immigration counter of the Delhi airport, a series will be developed. The height of the mudra will be six feet deep, and 10 feet long.

And, in the latest of art installation comprises classical musical instruments such as mridangam, shehnai and tasa, ektara, and dilruba, etc.

A series of figures will also be developed on the 14 Indian sages and scientists ranging from mathematician-astronomer Aryabhatta, Nagaarjuna, Bhaskaracharya, and Patanjali, among others.

Delhi opened the first waste-to-art park at Sarai Kale Khan in 2019.

The MCD in March had announced a waste-to-art theme park near east Delhi’s Vikas Marg, based on the theme of Indian festivals and celebrations. It will be spread over an area of 2.7 acres and will cost 1.75 crore.

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Updated: 15 May 2023, 12:58 PM IST
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