AS Rao Nagar; Times India; Devendra Foundation,Seva Bharti distributed clay Ganesh at free of cost AS Rao Nagar. Talking to Times India AS Rao Nagar Division Telugu Desam Party Neerukonda Satish Babu said, For some years now we have been observing a growing awareness about the water pollution caused by the immersion of Ganesh idols made out of Plaster of Paris, in natural water bodies such as lakes, rivers and the sea. While idols made out of naturally occurring clay dissolve within hours of immersion in water, PoP idols may take anywhere between several months to years to fully dissolve. In addition, when chemical paints are used to decorate the idols, these paints contain heavy metals such as mercury and lead, which seep into the water as the idol dissolves. On this occasion Telugu Desam Party leaaders A. Rahim, Venkatesh Bolla, Valya Nayak, Rajasekhar, Ravi, Raju, Siva, Murali, Upendar and Lokesh were present.