NMC collects 10 tonnes of puja waste during immersion

  • | Wednesday | 27th September, 2023

Nashik: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has collected 10 tonnes of Nirmalya (puja waste) on the 5th and 7th days of Ganpati immersion, officials said on Tuesday. NMC has set up Nirmalya Kalash (pots) on the banks of the Godavari River and its three tributaries, Nandini, Waghadi, and Waldevi, to collect puja waste.Moreover, devotees have donated 3,000 Ganpati idols to the collection centers of the civic body instead of immersing them in rivers. NMC officials said they are taking all the measures to ensure that the rivers are not polluted on immersion days.The civic body has also prepared for Anant Chaturdashi, the last day of Ganpati immersion. We have already made all the arrangements for the last day of Ganpati immersion on Thursday. We have planned Ganpati immersion at 44 natural immersion spots on the banks of the rivers and 27 artificial ponds across the city, said NMC officials. The civic body has also roped in 1,500 volunteers through dozens of NGOs and social outfits who will be helping collect Ganpati idols donated by the people at all the immersion spots. including 40 employees of the Gateway Hotel.We also published the following articles recently17,187 Ganpati and Gauri idols immersed in cityAround 17,187 Ganpati and Gauri idols were immersed in Mumbai on the seventh day of the celebration. Out of these, 5,147 were immersed in artificial lakes. Thane also continued the tradition of eco-friendly idol immersion. In Nagpur, 1,274 Ganesh idols were immersed in temporary tanks, with the highest number in the Dharampeth zone. In Mumbai, approximately 45% of the idol immersions took place in artificial tanks. Arrangements were made for idol immersion in Vijayawada and other cities. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has requested permission for idol immersion in Aarey Colony.8,198 idols immersed on Day 5 of Ganpati festival in MumbaiA total of 8,198 idols were immersed on the fifth day of the Ganpati festival in Mumbai. The immersions took place at designated beaches and artificial ponds organized by the civic body. No untoward incidents were reported. Of the total, 3,448 idols were immersed in artificial ponds located in various parts of the city. A significant deployment of security personnel was made to manage the situation effectively. The immersion process mainly occurred at popular locations such as beaches and water bodies.Over 38k Ganpati idols immersed across Mumbai, 45% in artificial tanksApproximately 45% of Ganesh idol immersions in Mumbai were done in artificial tanks, with over 17,000 idols being immersed in these ponds. The number is expected to increase as immersions continue late into the night. Last year, only a small number of community idols were immersed, with the majority being household idols. The BMC has provided citizens with information on the nearest pandals and immersion sites through their official website and WhatsApp chatbot. Additionally, the railways has added two more coaches to two Ganpati special trains to accommodate the rush to Konkan.

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