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Ahead of Maharashtra’s one prime festival, ‘Ganeshotsav,’ the Nagpur Municipal Corporation banned immersion of Ganesh idols in rivers and lakes of Nagpur city. This decision was taken to preserve the water resources from getting polluted.
Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B issued orders regarding the same. Earlier, NMC had also banned making, selling and distributing idols made of Plaster of Paris (POP).
Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari urged citizens to use eco-friendly Ganesh idols made of sand and dissoluble materials. NMC is currently preparing to construct artificial tanks, which would be used on the last day of the festival.
Instead of rivers and lakes, artificial tanks would be used for Ganesh Visarjan (immersion). Moreover, mobile tanks would be arranged in all 10 zones of the city.
Along with this, separate vehicles will be provided by the Garbage Collection Agency for Nirmalya collection from households and also private/public Ganeshotsav Mandals.
NMC has also introduced a competition to select the top three zones for maximum immersions are done in artificial tanks and for maximum action against sellers of POP idols.
As per NMC, a heavy fine would be imposed on those, who be found breaking any rules and regulations. In addition to this, NMC would be organising an online ‘eco-friendly Ganesh idol making’ workshop on 7 September.