In order to ensure that this year’s Ganesh festivities were eco-friendly, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has taken the initiative to distribute close to one lakh clay idols to the citizens at free of cost.
In a press release, Dana Kishore, Commissioner, GHMC stated that the Deputy Commissioners of each zone will distribute the clay Ganesh idols to the citizens in their respective areas. The GHMC has provided 17,000 idols to Khairatabad, Secunderabad and Serilingampally zones. Whereas Charminar and Kukatpally zones were provided with 16,000 idols.
Welcoming the initiative, environmental activists said that the general public and the Ganesh pandal organizers should prefer clay Ganesh idols in order to protect the lakes and other water bodies in the city.
Plastic usage must be minimized and the segregation must happen into dry and wet waste by putting them into separate bins. This will help the civic body to clean up the city quickly, said, Mahesh, an environmental activist from Hyderabad.
Government initiatives like these will surely help in protecting the lakes of the city.