A survey done by Craft Council of Karnataka has indicated a 25 percent increase in sale of eco-friendly Gowri-Ganesha idols this year, at Malleswaram, Rajajinagar, Basavanagudi and Marathahalli in the City.

N Shashidhar from the Craft Council said he found that people were opting for smaller and eco-friendly Ganesha idols devoid of artificial colours at various stalls.

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