KOLHAPUR: 200 Ganesh mandals from the city, including some major organisations, have decided to mend their ways and pledged to tone down celebrations.

Festivals are going green this year, with Ganesh Chaturthi and Dasara celebrants spreading Save Environment messages.

NASHIK: Residents across the state are showing never-before awareness about going for clay idols of Ganesha for household worship this year.

KOLHAPUR: Superintendent of police Pradeep Deshpande on Thursday warned of strict action against violators of the Supreme Court-set noise pollution norms.

MUMBAI: The decibel levels are already on rise and amplifiers continue to blare, even at night with the beginning of the festive season, starting with idol parades for Ganesh Chaturthi next month.

The code of conduct goes on to suggest sarvajanik mandal office-bearers to have an agreement, if required, with the contractor who is supplying the music system.

Mumbai: Ganpati pandals often seem to be the conscience keepers of society given that they focus on topical causes apart from entertainment.

BHOPAL: They are innovative and refuse to use tried and tested material for making idols. If some are making idols with marble and match sticks, others are trying to do so with grains or pulses.

Kolhapur:Police have decided to take stern action against Ganesh mandals using high-decibel sound systems to ensure a low-decibel festival this time.

Raising concerns over the environment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to avoid using Ganesha idols made of Plaster of Paris (POP) during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.