With an initiative to save the environment, the Indian Government and Prime Minister Modi have been promoting Swachh Bharat and other campaigns. On 2nd September, people have started celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi across the nation. All the people across different parts of the country are taking part in the go-green campaign. As part of the campaign, most people are purchasing eco-friendly idols of Lord Ganesha.
The celebrities and some of the common people are making nature-friendly idols using organic material and setting them in their homes and in public places. Most of the manufacturers are showing concern towards nature and becoming environmental-friendly by making idols that don't ruin the environment. In previous years, we have witnessed maximum number of idols made of plaster of Paris [POP] or paper mash dolls.
Currently, there is huge demand for clay idols. Some other people are thinking in an innovative manner and making the idols using dry fruits, coconuts, vegetable seeds, fruit seeds, and bananas. The manufacturers are using biodegradable raw materials in order to make Ganesh idols. As the idols immersed in water during the Visarjan, they won't ruin the water bodies compared to the idols made of inorganic materials.
People are purchasing eco-friendly Ganesh idols for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival at Malleshwaram in Bengaluru city.
More than 250 students from different schools took part in a workshop of making eco-friendly clay Ganapathi idols at Jawahar Bal Bhavan in the city of Mumbai.
During an event held in Hyderabad in the state of Telangana, some of the students made eco-friendly clay Ganesh idols.
Some of the skilled people made a huge idol of Lord Ganesha using more than 9000 peeled coconuts in a temple in Bangalore.
In Coimbatore, we can witness the Ganesh Dharshan Exhibition at Poompuhar. The major attraction in this exhibition is 'seed Ganapathi' made using red soil and organic seeds.
In Barkatpura, few students from college made eco-friendly idols of Lord Ganesha before the festival.
In Bengaluru, a total of 2138 volunteers made eco-friendly idols together and set a world record.
In Visakhapatnam, the Commissioner of Gvmc Dr. Srijana launched the campaign on the utilization of clay idols with concern towards environment before the festival.