Mangaluru: The Pilikula Biological Park authorities have decided to have eco-friendly clay idols of Ganesh made at its artisans’ village and sold to the public in order to prevent pollution of water after their formal immersion.
Under a special subsidy scheme made available by the Karnataka Pollution Control Board, they are getting ready to supply environmentally-friendly idols in preparation of Ganesh Chaturthi to be celebrated on August 17 this year. Attractive, unpainted idols, a foot in height, will be sold in limited number, they have said.
A model has been kept for viewing at the Parampara outlet in the MCC building at Kadri junction in the city. The idols can be booked by making an advance payment of Rs 100 per piece, before July 31.