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

    By naveen.sanagala at September 7, 2010 at 8:04 am
  2. 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.

    By Nalin at September 7, 2010 at 7:24 am
  3. 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.

    By Nalin at September 3, 2010 at 2:13 pm
  4. Hats off to HMDA & S.A.V.E. For this novel idea, now at least the future looks green.

    By sivananda at September 3, 2010 at 11:10 am
  5. Great concept, finally all our lakes are saved to a great extent, lord ganesha kindly bless all of us

    By sivananda at September 3, 2010 at 11:07 am