Uttar Pradesh is gearing up to celebrate an eco-friendly Holi this year. The Government officials came up with a unique idea to prepare Herbal Gulal, made from flowers used for prayers in temples. If this happens

For this, they are going to collect flowers from many iconic temples, including the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Mata Vindvasini temple, to prepare the gulal for the occasion of Holi. The eco-friendly initiative has been made possible by women’s self-help groups under Uttar Pradesh State Rural Livelihoods Mission.

Self-help groups are indulged in preparing herbal colours in 32 districts. Now it is being done in a big manner by those groups of women in iconic temples such as Kashi Vishwanath temple, Lucknow’s Khatu Shyam temple and the Devi Patan temple in Shravasti.

Yogesh Kumar, the mission director said that herbal colours and Gulal are being prepared from flowers in temples so that people will be from chemical pollution. “Women have been given training for this. This type of Gulal will not be harmful. Secondly, it will also provide employment to a large number of women,” Kumar added.

– Viswanath Venkat Dasari

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