Going green on Ganesh Chaturthi

September 06, 2018 01:09 am | Updated 01:09 am IST - CHENNAI

This Ganesh Chathurthi, many Chennaiites are going green. They are getting idols made of clay that have seeds inside them. And instead of immersing the clay idols in water, the Ganeshas are placed inside pots and watered to let the seeds grow.

At NGO Sevalaya in Kasuva village, students are involved in making Ganesha idols with clay, vermicompost and vegetable or Tulsi seeds. “Plain clay wont let the plants grow hence we are mixing the compost that we ourselves prepare. Working with clay has been a lot of fun,” said Rajesh, a class XI student, who does craft work including making wire bags and paper flowers.

Sevalaya will home deliver Ganesha idols till September 12 and each of its idols costs ₹200. Along with the idol, umbrellas made by the children and a bunch of arugampull grass will be delivered by them. Please call Ravi 9444167625/ Ganesh 9094766806 to place your orders. Sangeetha Saravanan of Sangeeni’s Raise The Earth in Mandaveli too has couriers Ganesha idols made of clay. “I am sourcing them from Karur. Each idol is 12 inches tall, costs ₹350 including delivery charges and the last date for booking is September 9 since Ganesh Chaturthi falls on September 13,” said Ms. Saravanan. You can place orders on 7358552372.

You can also pick up a one foot tall clay Ganesha idol along with a 9 inch pot, flower seeds, manure, erukkam garland, paper umbrella and flowers at Rs. 280 per set from three locations including Kandanchavady, Perungudi and Kottivakkam. For details contact S. Balakrishnan on 9385907050 or Jayshree of Sri Krishna Garden Needs on 9840028852.

Hyderabad-based Plan A Plant too is making biodegradable Ganesha idols throughout the country. You can book idols on www.planaplant.com of call 09347690690. Each idol costs ₹399 plus shipping.

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