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Eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi

Eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi

Every year Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with a lot of fervor. However, at the same time, many environmentalists bring to notice the dangers of the after effects of celebrating the festival. In order to bring change to the way the festival is celebrated, many organizations have come up with eco-friendly solutions.

Most of the Ganesh idols that people use are made of plaster of Paris. The festival ends with these idols being dumped in water bodies. Since Plaster of Paris is non-biodegradable, it is quite harmful for aquatic life. Here are some eco-friendly Ganesh idols you can try this year.

Sprouts Environment Trust

They are a Mumbai based NGO which makes 9-inch Ganesh idols out of vegetarian food bound with clay. They are harmless to the sea.


They provide eco-friendly idols and also help people with the immersion of the idols. They are Bengaluru based and they have created an artificial tank for immersion purpose.

To make a difference

They are also from Bengaluru. They home deliver eco-friendly Ganesh idols to your doorstep. You can also collect your idol at mentioned stalls.

Green Yatra

They have conducted several campaigns which show the harmful effects of Plaster of Paris.

Youth for Seva

They provide list of eco-friendly idol sellers. They also did several campaigns to spread awareness about this issue.

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

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