The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) in a directive has asked the public to make the Vinayaka Chaturthi 2007 pollution free by avoiding chemical paints and Plaster of Paris. In 2007, Vinayaka Chaturthi is on September 15.
TNPCB has asked the public to use Ganesh idols made of raw clay which is not baked and without chemical paints. Such idols will not create water pollution especially in cities like Chennai which is very much depended on the waterbodies used for immersing the idol. People who are immersing the idol in the seas should take the idol 500 meters into the sea before immersion. The idols which are not properly immersed in the sea create pollution on the beaches.
This year, the government and NGOs are working hard to make sure that ‘pollution free Ganesh Chaturthi campaign’ reaches maximum people and has the desired result. The famous Khairatabad Ganesha in