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Delhi govt bans Durga Puja idol immersions in public locations

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Delhi govt bans Durga Puja idol immersions in public places

There is not any finish to restrictions on Hindu festivals within the nationwide capital Delhi by the Arvind Kejriwal led AAP govt. After banning Diwali firecrackers and Chhath Puja celebrations, the state govt has now banned idol immersions for the continuing Durga Puja.
In an order issued by The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Wednesday, immersion of idols have been fully banned in public locations and water our bodies, together with the closely polluted Yamuna River, to forestall water air pollution.
“On festive occasions such as Durga Pooja. etc., it has been a tradition to immerse idols in water bodies like rivers, lakes, ponds, wells etc. Consequent pollution of such water bodies has been a matter of concern. In addition to silting, toxic chemicals used in making idols tend to leach out and pose serious problems of water pollution. Studies carried out to assess deterioration m water quality due to idol immersion reveal deterioration of water quality in respect to conductivity, biochemical oxygen demand and heavy metal concentration,” the order issued by the chairman of the committee says.

Idol immersions shall not be allowed in any public locations together with the river Yamuna in the course of the forthcoming Durga Pooja, says Delhi Pollution Control Committee— ANI (@ANI) October 14, 2021
The order states that Idol immersion is not going to be allowed in the course of the “forthcoming” Durga Puja in any public place together with River Yamuna or another water physique, public place, ponds, ghats and so on. It says the Idol Immersion ritual could also be carried out in properties in a bucket/container and so on. Those who violate the order by immersing idols in water our bodies will probably be fined Rs 50,000 per default.
Interestingly, the order states Durga Puja is ‘forthcoming’ whereas the pageant had already began earlier than the order was issued yesterday, and is concluding tomorrow with the idol immersions.
The order additionally points instructions on how the idols needs to be made, when the idols have been already made weeks in the past and are scheduled for immersion tomorrow on the event of Vijaya Dashami. It says that idols needs to be made solely from pure supplies like conventional clay, and used of Backed clay, Plaster of Paris and so on are prohibited.
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee order additional directs the Delhi Police to examine the entry of autos coming into into Delhi carrying “prohibited idols” as their cargo.
Durga Puja Idol Immersion in River Yamuna was banned in Delhi in 2019 and 2020 additionally, however the river stays one of the polluted rivers within the nation.