Green and Energy Savers Club, Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science Warangal (KITSW), distributed 200 eco-friendly Ganesh idols on eve of Vinayaka Chathurdi festival.
KITSW principal Prof K Ashoka Reddy appreciated the club members for their initiation to protect environment. On the occasion, student affairs dean Prof K Sridhar remembering his childhood said that he once designed a Ganesh idol with black soil and prayed the God to give more education, health and prosperity.
Dr D Prabhakara chary, senior assistant professor of Chemistry, said that if plaster of paris (POP) idols was used then water, air and soil would be polluted due to its enormous increase of physio-chemical parameters such as pH, turbidity, suspended solids, total dissolved solids, biochemical oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, organic and inorganic matters.
“The chemical calcium sulphate semi hydrate is the main component for making colourful idols. The paints that are used in the making of colourful Ganeshas consist of organic dyes and inorganic heavy metals,” he said.
The club members include Saispoorty, Navaneeth, Arun, Smruthy, Varsha and Akhil Reddy.