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Idol-makers warned against use of Plaster of Paris
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Idol-makers warned against use of Plaster of Paris

Mysuru:  With Gowri-Ganesha festival fast approaching, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has warned idol-makers against making and selling idols of Plaster of Paris (PoP). In a press release, the MCC has warned of criminal action against idol-makers using PoP. The MCC has asked the members of the public not to use such idols and those…

Non-Green Ganesha idols: Do we believe in rule of law?
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Non-Green Ganesha idols: Do we believe in rule of law?

Sir, Your photo-news titled, “It’s PoP culture! Hopes of Green Ganesha Sink” (Star of Mysore dated Sept. 2) will sadden not only environmentalists but also those who believe in the rule of law. The Deputy Commissioner had conducted the meeting on this subject two weeks back and urged the citizens not to immerse non-green Ganesha…

It’s PoP culture! Hopes of Green Ganesha sink
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It’s PoP culture! Hopes of Green Ganesha sink

A series of awareness programmes by the District Administration and voluntary organisations on the harmful effects of Ganesha idols made out of Plaster of Paris (PoP) had no impact on the people. The picture shows many Ganesha idols made of PoP floating inside the Virija Canal near Siddalingapura on the Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway.

Manufacture, sale of PoP, chemically coloured Ganesha idols banned: DC
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Manufacture, sale of PoP, chemically coloured Ganesha idols banned: DC

Mysuru: The Gowri-Ganesha festival is fast approaching (Aug.24 – 25) and the District Administration is making all efforts to ban the manufacture and sale of Ganesha idols made of Plaster of Paris (PoP) and chemically-coloured idols. Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep, who chaired a meeting here yesterday at his office, warned that stringent action will be…

Ganesha idols: MCC must act
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Ganesha idols: MCC must act

Sir, As Ganesha festival is fast approaching, the city footpaths are dotted with huge idols of Lord Ganesha (of different colours made out of clay and Plaster of Paris). These idols are invariably coated with oil paints and metal paints which are very rich in heavy metals by chemical composition. Idols made out of PoP…

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