Hyderabad: The Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department (MA & UD) organized an awareness program ahead of Vinayaka Chaturthi, this Thursday, promoting the use of Clay made Ganesh Idols.
The 10-day long festival will end on August 25 with emersion of Ganesh Idols into water bodies.
Apart from GHMC officials, HMDA, PCB officials along with other state government officials, school children were present at the awareness program.
K T Rama Rao, MAUD Minister addressing the event, said, “Over two lakh eco-friendly Ganesh idols will be distributed in the city this year by the state government on Vinayaka Chaturthi.”
The GHMC Department took the initiative of constructing artificial water bodies for the immersion of the Idols, collaborate move to keep the city water bodies clean with the Pollution Control Board.
According to GHMC officials, the Department will successfully complete the construction of 15 ponds for the Idol immersion before the festive.
The PCB Department has also decided to install special stalls at various locations for distributing the clay idols.
Currently, there are 10 ponds in the city for the immersion. “These ponds are being constructed at a cost of 22 crores to reduce pollution in Hussain Sagar and other water bodies of the city,” GHMC statement read.