KMC notify guidelines for idol immersion

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Dimapur, August 22: The Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) has directed all concerned to effectively implement the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) ‘guidelines for idol immersion’ during Ganesh Chaturthi Utsava and Durga Puja celebrations during the month of September/October.
A notification issued by KMC administrator, Kovi Meyase said immersion of idol after performing pujas in water bodies leads to deterioration of water quality.
The guidelines include use of eco-friendly idols with herbal colours or biodegradable chemical dyes; immersion of idols only at designated idol immersion locations/places; prohibition of burning of solid waste at the idol immersion areas; arrangements for construction of temporary confined ponds with necessary provisions and organizing mass awareness campaigns among the stakeholders, etc.
(Page News Service)