HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad Metropolitan Developmental Authority (HMDA) has decided to procure 30,000 clay Ganesh idols of eight inches size to be sold at discounted prices in eight locations specified by HMDA within the city.The locations include HMDA head office at Tarnaka, Lumbini Park, NTR Garden, BPP office, Saroornagar Priyadarshini Park, Narayanaguda Melkote Park, Rajiv Gandhi Vanasthalipuram Park and Swarnajayanthi Commercial Complex at Ameerpet.
The clay idols that are being procured will be as per specified model from the artisans, agencies who have proven experience of manufacturing the idols in large number and willing to supply. HMDA metropolitan commissioner T Chiranjeevulu said here on Friday that HMDA has taken up various activities in protection of the lakes and water bodies in around Hyderabad and more particularly Hussainsagar.
As per government instructions, HMDA distributes eco- friendly Ganesh idols every year to the public at discounted prices through the Resident Welfare Associations, NGOs, schools, HSL, clubs and also directly by the HMDA at designated locations. HMDA has placed orders to the selected agencies to supply clay idols before August 18.