India is the country of festivals which celebrate many festivals throughout the year. The idols used during these festivals turn out to be pretty harmful to the environment. But this year, technology will play a major role in the Ganeshostav with the telecom industry using internet of things (IOT) technology to gauge the depth of eco-ponds in the various parts of the city and extend a hand towards environmental protection using eco-friendly methods of celebrating Ganesha.
Vodafone has set up Vodafone Eco-Ponds, a temporary water tank setup equipped with a promoter and a life guard at 8 Vodafone stores across the city. It is an initiative of Vodafone India, the Maharashtra and Goa circle partnered with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) to help citizens across the city celebrate and immerse Ganesha idols in an environment-friendly manner.
Eco-Ponds are fitted with IOT Device
These tanks are fitted with IOT device that helps in tracking the water level in it once the Ganpati idol is immersed. Apart from the concerned family/Housing society/Organizing Committee getting an SMS alert. It will also relay a message to PMC and NCL informing them about the capacity of these ponds, thus the officials then will be able to remove the water from these ponds to water plants and have them refilled.
Supported by Pune Municipal Corporation & National Chemical Laboratory
Vodafone Eco-ponds are the talk of the town supported by Pune Municipal Corporation and National Chemical Laboratory helping the Punekars to celebrate in unison.
Mobile Visarjan Vans
Vodafone has also set up a Mobile Visarjan Vans. These vans will be visiting selected large housing societies and old-age homes to provide the Visarjan facility exclusively to the residents of the society as explained by Ashish Chandra, business head, Maharashtra & Goa Circle, Vodafone India.
Impact the festival leaves on the environment
Mobile vans will exclusively be visiting selective residents of the society is aware of the impact the festival leaves on the environment. PMC along with NCL has been at the forefront in encouraging people to undertake immersion at home in order to keep water bodies from polluting.
Just Dial facility
Devotees can just dial 7391000000 to locate all the Vodafone Eco-Ponds
Citizens can more consciously extend their supporting hand towards the environment and adopt new methods that have a positive result in saving our mother earth.