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Mangaluru: KSPCB instructs public to avoid pollution during Ganesh Chaturthi


Daijiworld Media Network- Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Sep 12: This year, Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated on September 13. Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), which takes care of conservation of lakes and other water bodies by minimizing pollution, has instructed the public not to use the idols of Lord Ganesha that are made of plaster of Paris material. In addition, it has also requested the public to avoid firecrackers which cause major health problems and sound pollution.

In a meeting held at the board office, officials of various departments stressed pollution free celebration of the festival. People making, selling and transporting Ganesh idols out of plaster of Paris will be acting against the law. Every year during the Ganesh Festival the board is issuing the order against the use of plaster of Paris idols and firecrackers. This year also the same ban and rules prevail.

The board also decided to withdraw the licenses of concerns engaged in making, painting and selling idols made from plaster of Paris. The check posts at the borders will be given the responsibility of stopping entry of banned idols into the state. The board plans to give wide publicity to these issues and wants local bodies to work in close coordination with the police department to achieve good results.

In a press release District Environment Officer, Mangaluru stated the ill-effects of immersing idols made from plaster of Paris and painted idols in lakes and other water sources. He also instructed the organizations, who are conducting the public Ganesh Visarjan to clean the area immediately after the completion of the celebration. He requested the local bodies to take necessary steps to clean the public places which become temporary dump yards by throwing used flowers and other materials.


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  • ANIKETH, MUMBAI

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Ganesh chaturthi for polution? no one cant see hindus celebrating festival peacefully.

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  • Agoli Manjanna, Bappanaad

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    These so called Boards, organization are wake up only at the time of Hindu festivals. we do have concern on nature & environment, but rules should be implemented and followed by all irrespective of cast, religion etc.
    HAPPY GANESHA CHATHURTHI TO ALL..

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  • kannadiga, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    @Indian, India
    Our roads are already polluted with garbages which is more than anything filthy to breath. But I didnt see animals are getting Half Killing on roads in our regions.. I think you have inspired by Yogi who was planning to ban sarcifice goats during Eid.

    I pity you are ignorant about the the facts that animals are getting killed under "jhatka way" in huge volume at temples in orissa, tamilnadu, kerala, odissa and in north east states by devotees which is scietifically proved that most hygene to eat comparing to halal.

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  • Critic, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Dont spoil the environment for rituals sake.
    Ganesh visargen is one of the core reasons for letting Ganga river "Apavithra". Hundreds of rivers and places under seas/oceans getting polute across India every year.
    Human being is the most intelligent among God's creation. Why cant use his nerves?

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  • Vinayak Prabhu, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    People worry about pollution only 2 to 3 days a year...all hindu festivals...

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  • praveen, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    "People" who celebrate the same festival

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  • abdul munim, mangalore/dubai

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    it is high time that we give importance to nature. Hope the athi buddivanthara jille people will listen to the the instructions at least this year. Every year the instructions are given but as usual some people just do not care about it.

    the place where i live in mlore, once when i was on vacation I saw people stopping vehicles and bursting crackers on the road itself, that too for a good two to three minutes. very long maale pataki

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  • Indian, India

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    Its better than half killing goats and cows on road and polluting environment with blood....

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    You forgot to mention of slaughtering cow matha and exporting .

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  • gangu, MARAVOOR

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    indian india hindustan bharath
    mr. bjp nri jumla feku monkey bath PM MUDI, INVENTED Swachha BHrath vision, but bhkaths dnt care thier master fekendra.....its nOT FAIR..ITS DISRESPECT TO jumlaa pm mr. muudi.
    plz bhaktahs preserve the envoirnment for FUTURE.
    WATER SOIL..ALL will be poison ONE DAY.....

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  • D.Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    dont have to go far... come to alake bridge during your feast ..then talk about pollution..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    Let us all work towards a "Healthy India" ...

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