Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi have already begun across India. The 11-day Hindu festival celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha. This year, people are planning to celebrate the festival in an eco-friendly manner and preparations are in full swing. Eco-friendly idols are being sold in markets across the city of Moradabad and RAMESWARAM. They've been created using clay and natural colours. Some have even been made using waste paper, so they can easily dissolve in water. In Vadodara, over 150 students participated in a workshop, where they were taught to make idols with a special kind of clay that benefits the soil.