BMC issues guidelines for the immersion of Lord Ganesha

Arrangements of 69 natural sites and 39 artificial ponds have been made by the authorities. This will also lead to a decrease in marine congestion.

BMC issues guidelines for the immersion of Lord Ganesha
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Amidst the coronavirus outbreak this year, the BMC has issued guidelines for the immersion Ganpati idols. Guidelines such as making a booking at the Chowpatty from the BMC or dispatching the idol to the employees appointed by the civic body from the gates of the housing societies for the dousing of the idol have been authorized.

The BMC, which is spearheading the fight against the coronavirus in Mumbai, is also touted to launch an app for the immersion, however, no circular has been issued as of now. In the past, Chief Minister Udhhav Thackray had requested the citizens of Mumbai to celebrate the Ganeshotsav in the simplest way possible this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a bid to avoid gatherings during the Ganpati Visarjan, the authorities of the municipal corporation have issued a set of rules for the Mandals and the people who will be bringing Ganesha Home during the Ganeshotsav this year.

Bappa's idols come from all parts of Mumbai for immersion in Girgaon Chowpatty. However, a large number of idols come from Tardeo, Nanachowk, and Malabar Hill area which falls under the D-ward. The volunteers that have been appointed to take the idol for immersion will be coming at the gate of the housing societies and take the idol from people present. The residents will not be required to go outside their society for immersion.

The civic body had earlier issued various guidelines for Ganeshotsav this year. The height of the idol has to be lower than the normal height. Every year more than 2 lakh Ganesh idols are immersed during the Ganeshotsav in the 11 days in Mumbai. There will be a decrease in the number this year but there will be some amount of immersion this year.

Arrangements of 69 natural sites and 39 artificial ponds have been made by the authorities. This will also lead to a decrease in marine congestion.

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