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Pollution Control Board Calls For Green Ganesh

Source:www.hinduismtoday.com

BANGALORE, INDIA, August 5, 2010: The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on Thursday called on Bangaloreans to celebrate Ganesha festival in an eco-friendly way.

Tupil Venkatesh, an environmental consultant, said there was a need for 12 million Ganesha statues for the 60 million population in the state. “An average murti weighs about 4.4 lbs. and contains around 7 oz. of paint, which contains 4 per cent lead,” he said.

Sadashivaiah said the pollution control board has issued guidelines to inform people about how to make the celebrations eco-friendly. “This festival was started by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak to unite Indians,” he said. “Let this festival unite us in moving towards a clean environment.”

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