New Delhi, Sep 6: Online marketplace Snapdeal, continuing its pledge to protect environment, is offering an array of terracotta Ganesha idols, which are made entirely of clay and have no paint-based embellishments.
Snapdeal has put these idols on sale for the coming Ganesha Chaturthi, as they dissolve in water, without leaving any harmful residue. The commonly used idols are made of plaster of paris (PoP) and are decorated with paints, having high lead and mercury content. PoP chokes water bodies, while the toxic colours make the water acidic, disturbing the plants and marine life ecosystem.
In addition to green Ganeshas, Snapdeal's Ganesh Chaturthi store also has all other festive equirements, including puja essentials, festive dresses, utensils for the feast, musical instruments and Ganesha merchandise. The specially-created curated store will offer a selection of more than one lakh products across 20 categories. It will provide customers a wide range of unique products at an attractive price points with up to 80 per cent discount on the selected range. HDFC and SBI Bank users will get an additional instant 10 per cent discount, a statement said here. (UNI)