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.