Eco friendly Ganesh Pandals in Hyderabad to get incentives for Vinayaka Chavithi 2011

HMDA, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, will give incentives for eco-friendly Ganesh pandals and sarvajanic idols for Vinayaka Chavithi 2011. HMDA officials informed that all these eco-rules will keep the city clean and green. HMDA has released a press release in June 2010 stating that eco-friendly Ganesha pandals will get incentives in all ways from the authority. Here is the full information provided by HMDA:

“As a part of drive for preventing the pollution in Hussain Sagar Lake, the HMDA proposes to extend incentives to the community Ganesha Pandal Organizers / Committees, to encourage eco-friendly idols during the fourth coming Ganesh Festival. The main aim of this proposal is to encourage and educate the people to use eco-friendly material in preparation of idols, using natural vegetable colours and organic material.

Modalities for sale of eco-friendlyidols and disbursement of incentives is being chalked out by HMDA, in collaboration with A.P. Handicrafts Development Corporation (LEPAKSHI).”

HMDA is also preparing 50,000 eco-friendly mud Ganapati idols for distribution for free of cost. 500 big Ganesh idols are also prepared for Ganesha mandap all around the city.

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  1. Nalin says:

    Here are some tips to make merry and be eco friendly:
    · Create an artificial tank in your locality to immerse the idol instead of contaminating natural sources of water.
    · Collect offerings of flowers and other organic material and put them in a compost pit. These can be used to fertilize your garden.
    · Do not immerse the flowers wrapped in polythene bags. They choke our lakes and seas.
    If you want a truly Divine experience and make Lord Ganesha smile, be kind to your planet.
    As you sow, so shall you reap… Go Green, Be Responsible.

    • naveen.sanagala says:

      Thanks Nalin for great tips…. Hoping more from you to celebrate this Ganesh Chaturthi in eco-friendly manner.

  2. Nalin says:

    This initiative is very good, In this contest please ensure that, they use less plastic and other eco-unfriendly items.
    Please I request judges to see overall Eco-Green things while giving the incentives.

  3. sivananda says:

    Hats off to HMDA & S.A.V.E. For this novel idea, now at least the future looks green.

  4. sivananda says:

    Great concept, finally all our lakes are saved to a great extent, lord ganesha kindly bless all of us