Indore : In an attempt to save water bodies from pollution, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), like previous years, collected idols of Lord Ganesha from across the city and immersed them in a pond filled with rainwater, on Monday.
The city civic body had setup stalls in as many as 55 locations to collect idols for the past two days. The residents performed symbolic immersion of the idols at the stalls and handed over the same to the IMC staffers.
As many as 65 dumpers were pressed into the task of transporting the idols from the stalls to a pond near Jawahar Tekari.
As per the guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board, the municipal corporation and the district administration had been given the responsibility of preventing water pollution due to immersion of the idols.
At the same time, the authorities had to make all the arrangements to maintain sanctity during the immersion process. Therefore, the IMC had appealed the residents not to immerse the idols in any water bodies in or around the city. A ban was imposed to immerse the idols in any water bodies of the city so that the same would not be polluted.
IMC further ensured sanctity of the immersion process. The IMC employees followed all the rituals while performing the immersion process.
A polythene sheet was laid in the found before immersion of the idols. For past some years, the IMC and district administration are creating awareness in the society for eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi. More and more residents are now opting for Ganesh idols painted with eco-friendly colours.
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