The MPCB is holding a workshop to promote eco-friendly Ganpati this festival season. The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has plans to discourage the use of plaster of Paris and chemical colors during the making of Ganesh idols. With a just a month away for the festivities to begin, the body has targeted around 200 small sized idols that would be put up on sale either at Vashi or Belapur. The training is in three phases – idol making, decorations replacing thermocole and paper bags for collection of nirmalya. Speaking to NMTV News, Regional Officer of MPCB, Bharat Nimbarte stressed on the use of eco friendly Ganpati through this workshop.
The MPCB has started a ten day workshop to promote the use of eco-friendly idols and has chosen Navi Mumbai as a model area for the forthcoming Ganesh festival on September 1. The MPCB laboratory is currently the centre for the workshop where they are imparting training to some 20 selected persons. One of the participants of the workshop also shared their views with us. With cameraperson Santosh Bodhare, Gangasingh Rajpurohit for NMTV News.