Indian Postal Service officer Krishna Kumar Yadav will now be the new Postmaster General (PMG) of Prayagraj postal region. Yadav is currently the PMG of Varanasi region and along with this he will also hold the additional charge of PMG of Prayagraj region.
Krishna Kumar Yadav, an officer of the year 2001 batch of the Indian Postal Service, had earlier worked on the post of Director Postal Services of Prayagraj Zone from February 2012 to March 2015. Prayagraj region includes Prayagraj, Kaushambi, Pratapgarh, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra, Sultanpur and Amethi districts.
On the occasion PMG Krishna Kumar Yadav took stock of the progress of postal services in the area with the departmental officers. He asked everyone to work with team spirit and adopt a customer- friendly approach by connecting more and more people with various welfare schemes. Emphasis was laid on regular monitoring of various schemes and prompt disposal of public complaints. Emphasis was laid on increasing financial inclusion by organising special camps in rural areas.
Yadav is also a senior Hindi litterateur, writer and blogger and seven of his books have been published in different genres.
He has received hundreds of honors from various organisations in the country and abroad. Yadav, popular as an efficient and sensitive administrator, has previously worked on various posts in Surat (Gujarat), Lucknow, Kanpur, Andaman Nicobar Islands, Prayagraj, Jodhpur (Rajasthan) and Varanasi.
Ganesh Chaturdashi set to be eco-friendly: As different social organisations of the city are making continuous efforts to make denizens aware of pollution caused by idols made of plaster of Paris painted by dangerous chemical-based colours, this year’s Ganesh Chaturdashi is all set to be eco-friendly.
As people are getting more aware, the efforts of the district administration too have contributed in bringing down the number of stalls selling idols, which could cause water pollution. Nowdays eco-friendly idols are in demand, as such city markets are flooded with stalls such idols of Lord Ganesha.
Not only local artisans but the idols made by experts of Chunar and Mirzapur are also in great demand. Ghanshyam Kuhar, an artisann of Baluaghat locality of the city said, “Retailers are demanding bigger and more decorative idols, which fetches us handsome profit”.
Artisans are using biodegradable material like cow dung, lac, coconut shells and jute, clay and natural colours for making these idols.
As go-green is the new mantra, citizens are saying no to idols made of chemical, plaster of Paris, clay, plastic, or thermocol (polystyrene). Pointing out that it is an easy process to sculpt an eco-friendly idol, local sculptors claim they have been making idols of Ganesha in various ‘avatar’, decorated with bright colours and designs.
Moreover, these idols are reasonably priced too. Ranging from Rs 200 to 500, these idols are giving a tough competition to the one brought from neighbouring manufacturing hubs like Chunar or Mirzapur, which is famous for making idols of ceramic and clay.
These idols are liked by both local customers and also by the officials of the UP-Pollution Control Board. While the denizens are happy that there is something to fit their pockets, officials are happy that this reduces water and soil pollution.