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Mumbai: Eco-Friendly Lord Ganesha Idols Compulsory For Household Ganeshotsav

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has declared that from this year onwards, environment-friendly Lord Ganesha idols will be compulsory for household Ganeshotsav

Mumbai: Eco-Friendly Lord Ganesha Idols Compulsory For Household Ganeshotsav
This year, Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on September 19

Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday (May 18) said that from this year onwards, environment-friendly Lord Ganesh idols will be compulsory for household Ganeshotsav. “As per instructions by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and directions of the Supreme Court, BMC has declared that from this year onwards, Environment-friendly Lord Ganesh idols will be compulsory for household Ganeshotsav,” an official statement said.

It added,

In order to encourage the construction of eco-friendly Ganesh idols, instructions have also been given to all ward deputy commissioners to provide Shadu soil in some quantity on an experimental basis.

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BMC further announced that it has decided to waive the fee and deposits of public Ganeshotsav Mandals.

The press release said,

According to the instructions of the Chief Minister, it has been decided to waive the fees and deposits of public Ganeshotsav mandals and its implementation has been started immediately.

BMC further said that deposits of Public Ganeshotsav Mandals in the previous years will also be returned in the next seven days.

It said,

Along with this, during today’s meeting, the Municipal Commissioner has also directed those Ganeshotsav Mandals, who have directed to return the fees and deposits deposited during last year’s Ganeshotsav within the next 7 days.

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