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Union Environment Minister lifts ban on the use of POP to make Ganesh Idols

This decision came after the BJP MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar met Javadekar again in Delhi on Tuesday, January 12, where he explained that the ban of POP has hit five lakhs Ganesh sculptors and artisans in the state.

Union Environment Minister lifts ban on the use of POP to make Ganesh Idols
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As Maghi Ganeshotsav is coming in the next few days and all Ganesha devotees are getting ready to celebrate the festival.

Now, in a relief to the Ganpati idol makers the state government has also decided to lift the ban on the use of POP

On January 13, the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the ban on the use of POP has been postponed after many sculptors expressed displeasure over the ban on the use of POPs.

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has postponed the ban on the use of POP till the next report is received. The Union Environment Department has appointed a study group on the use of POP. Therefore, there will be no ban on POP used to make Ganesha idol during Maghi Ganeshotsav.

This decision came after the BJP MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar met Javadekar again in Delhi on Tuesday, January 12, where he explained that the ban of POP has hit five lakhs Ganesh sculptors and artisans in the state.

Earlier, the lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic had caused great damage to sculptors and artisans. Therefore, the suspension on POP ban should be lifted till the report of the committee is received, demanded Shelar to Javadekar. Shelar informed that Javadekar had instructed Central Pollution Control Board Secretary Prashant Gargav in this regard.

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