Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated by over 1 billion people worldwide.
In Maharastra alone,150 million Ganesh idols are immersed in water bodies.
Most of those idols are made of Plaster of Paris or Clay.
Plaster of Paris is Calcium Sulfate Hemihydrate which takes several years to completely dissolve in water.
On the other hand, Clay takes3 weeks to dissolve completely.
Another alternative could be Paper mash and bamboo which will take 45 minutes to dissolve completely
Idols made from non-ecofriendly materials like Plaster of Paris not only pollute the water bodies, but they also harm aquatic lives
This year, make a wise choice and get Lord Ganesha’s boundless blessings Wishing you a ‘green’ Ganesh Chaturthi!