HYDERABAD: Taking a cue from the success of Haritha Haaram, where the details of the nurseries and the types of plants to be planted were provided online, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will be adopting the same technique by putting up the details of clay idol manufacturers on the website for this Ganesh Chaturthi.
B Janardhan Reddy, GHMC Commissioner said, on Saturday, that people planning to celebrate the festival can get in touch with those selling clay made idols through the website.
“Contact details and location of the clay idol manufacturers will be put on the GHMC website. We will promote clay as it is better than plaster of paris,” he added.
Jana Vignana Vedika (JVV), an organisation promoting scientific temper, will collaborate with GHMC to keep the devotees in touch with the idol makers. The JVV has held “Walk For Green Ganesha”, a three kilometer marathon from Osmania University to Sundarayya Vignana Kendram this Saturday to spread the word and highlight the need for a sustainable environment.
“Competitive festivals have led to a vulgar display of wealth where there is little devotion. We need to celebrate in a way that suits nature,” said K Purushotham Reddy, an environmentalist.
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