GUWAHATI, Sept 27 - The most environment-friendly Durga Puja in the city will be given the Prakriti Award 2017 as part of the Eco Tourism Society of North East�s initiative to create awareness about environmental hazards and encouraging eco-friendly celebrations.
This is the seventh year of the award and the motive is to highlight the combined effort of all the Durga Puja committees to keep the surroundings clean and green. Since 2011, the number of eco-friendly idols in the city has increased from 3 to 75, and this year, most of the major Durga Puja committees are using eco-friendly materials in decorating their pandals.
The Durga Puja committees can register themselves for the awards by contacting the NGO members.
One of the main objectives of the initiative is to create awareness about the environment and tourism resources. The NGO has been successfully conducting this noble initiative for the last six years and received excellent response from the puja committees here. The selection is done through five phases, starting from registration, pre, ongoing and post puja survey and finally the award distribution.
Data on the history, theme, uniqueness and measures to minimise the negative impacts on environment will be collected by the NGO members from the puja pandals.