Durga idol immersion will not be allowed in public places in Delhi
Durga idol immersion will not be allowed in any public place in Delhi. Delhi Pollution Control Committee has issued an order for this. With this, it is advised to immersion in a bucket or container at home itself.
Ahead of Durga Puja celebrations, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Wednesday banned idol immersion in any reservoir and asked people to immerse idols in buckets or containers at their homes. The committee said that due to this the pollution in rivers and lakes is a matter of concern.
Idol immersion in Yamuna is not allowed till further orders
The DPCC said in a notification that idol immersion will not be allowed in any public place including Yamuna river or any other reservoirs/ponds/ghats during the upcoming Durga Puja. The idol immersion ritual can be done in a bucket or container at home itself.
The pollution control body said that studies on degradation of water quality due to idol immersion show that it leads to deterioration in quality with respect to water transportability, biochemical oxygen demand and heavy metal concentration.
expressed concern about poopy and colors
The DPCC has said that instead of making idols out of Plaster of Paris (POP), natural materials like traditional clay should be used. He said that due to the chemical dyes and paints applied on the idols made of POP, there is a very harmful effect on the life of aquatic organisms. The DPCC said that only water soluble and non-toxic natural dyes should be used for coloring the idols. Along with these instructions, the DPCC has also asked the agencies concerned to submit a report on the action taken against the violators every Friday.
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