Pune product designers introduce ‘eco-makhars’ for upcoming Ganapati festival
In view on the ban on thermocol products in Maharashtra and its impact on Ganeshotsav decorations a few months from now, two product designers from Pune have come up with eco-friendly alternatives for the Ganapati‘makhars’ (decorations).
“Eco-friendly decorations will be in demand with the recent ban on plastic and thermocol items, and that will give an edge if people opt for eco-friendly decorative pieces for Ganapati festival,” said Abhay Kardeguddi, the creator of the eco-friendly ‘makhar’, at a press conference on Wednesday.
He said that the do-it-yourself ‘Eco Makhars’ design developed by him along with senior product designer Nachiket Thakur, was appreciated by The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) as the Top 10 Eco Innovations in India and sold well worldwide.
Kardeguddi and Thakur who are partners at NIVA Growth Consultants are conducting workshops where they teach how eco-friendly makhars can be made. The decorations are reasonably priced, biodegradable and can be easily assembled, dismantled and stored conveniently in a paper box.
The product designers said entrepreneurs could benefit by creating eco-friendly items for Ganapati festival.
“These makhars are made using recycled paper and corrugated paper, and are available in four colours. They can bear up to 15 kg of weight besides being reusable for at least 3 to 5 years,” Thakur said.
As Lawrence Bishnoi landed back at the Crime Investigation Agency office in Kharar after the Amritsar police got his eight-day remand on Tuesday, police teams from other districts are also lining up to take the custody of the gangster, who is said to be the “main conspirator” in Sidhu Moose Wala's murder case. The remaining four shooters are still evading arrest.
Hours after getting his eight-day remand from a local court, the Amritsar commissionerate police on Tuesday shifted gangster Lawrence Bishnoi back to Kharar's Crime Investigation Agency office, where he was earlier being interrogated in singer Sidhu Moose Wala's murder case. The police had sought his 14-day remand, citing his “crucial” role in the murder of gangster Ranbir Singh, alias Rana Kandowalia, who was gunned down at a private hospital in Amritsar last year.
PRAYAGRAJ The Allahabad high court on Tuesday sought the state government's reply, in a day, on the petition filed by Parveen Fatima, wife of Javed Mohammad (main accused in June 10 violence in Prayagraj) and Fatima's daughter, challenging the demolition of their house on June 12. The bench comprising Justice Anjani Kumar Mishra and Justice Syed Waiz Mian passed the order on Parveen Fatima and her daughter Sumaiya Fatima's plea.
New Delhi: Police have arrested a man for allegedly strangling hKumar'swife over “domestic issues” on June 14, said officials on Tuesday. The arrested man and his brother — identified as Sunil Kumar (32) and Chhotu (27), respectively; residents of XXX — had dumped the body of the 35-year-old woman (name withheld by police), in a wooded area in Bhati Mines, near South Delhi's Maidangarhi, said police, adding that Chhotu is still on the run.
With a view to helping government schoolchildren buy stationery, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to add additional ₹100 to one-time annual amount of ₹1100 that it transfers to the bank accounts of parents of primary schools' students through direct benefit transfer (DBT) to buy uniform, school bag, a pair of shoes, socks, a sweater and now pencils, copies and erasers too. Now the government will transfer ₹1,200 instead of ₹1,100.