Edible Holi Colors: Eco–Friendly Holi Gulal Colors in Delhi



If you are looking to play Holi in an eco-friendly way, then this is yet another new option. A group of 20 woman inmates at Tihar's Jail and Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS) in Delhi have come out with nature friendly edible colors for Holi celebrations. The dry colours (gulal) are made using flowers, herbs, arrowroot powder and food grade colour.

This eco-friendly color from Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS) is available in select centers in Delhi.

Indian Express Reports

"We have used arrowroot powder and flower petals alongwith food grade colour and natural fragrances to make colours that are purely skin friendly and even eatable," says Vishal anand, spokesperson Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS), an NGO which has been working with inmates for over 15 years.

Vishalanand says, "Packaging of the colours will be done at par with the international standards and they will be put on sale at a mall in Rajouri Garden and Delhi Haat. The colours would be available at counters outside the Jail also." "We have also approached a few corporate houses to put up the colours on sale in stalls inside their premises," he says.

Inmates, all women mostly in their late 30s or early 40s say they are enthusiastic about the whole exercise. "We want to tell the world that adulteration of Holi colours can prove injurious to health," says an inmate, who is referred to as ‘Baby’ by fellow inmates.