New Rules Of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation For Ganeshotsav

For Ganeshotsav pandals, the boards need to get prior permission of the corporation or local administration.

New Rules Of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation For Ganeshotsav

The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has issued rules regarding Ganeshotsav. According to the rules, Ganpati pandals have to apply for permission for setting up their pandal through the e-service till August 31. These pandals have also been instructed that no one can be forced to pay as per the rules.

The rules for Ganeshotsav

  • For pandals, the boards must get prior permission from the corporation or the local administration.
  • Considering coronavirus, the pavilion should be erected as per the rules laid down by the Municipal Corporation and the concerned local administration.
  • Donations should not be forced, but be given voluntarily.
  • Avoid flamboyance while decorating domestic and public Ganpati's.
  • Limit of 4 feet for idols in the public sphere and 2 feet for the domestic sphere.
  • This year, instead of traditional Ganesh idols, metal or marble idols should be worshipped at home.
  • If the idol is earthen or environmentally friendly, it should be immersed at home.
  • If immersion at home isn’t possible, it should be done at an artificial immersion site constructed nearby.
  • Care should be taken to ensure there isn’t crowd due to advertisement displays.
  • Priority should be given to display advertisements with health-related and social message.
  • Priority should be given to organizing health-related activities or camps like blood donation camps instead of cultural programs. Such programs should create awareness about diseases like coronavirus, malaria, dengue etc.
  • Coronavirus related restrictions imposed by the state will not be relaxed during the festivities. Care should be taken to not crowd when organizing aarti, bhajan, kirtan, or other religious programs. Also, the rules regarding noise pollution should be followed.
  • Arrangements should be made to enable people to virtually visit the pandals through cable networks, website or social media sites.
  • Adequate arrangements should be made for sterilization and thermal screening in the pandals. Special attention should be paid to the physical distance of the devotees as well as the observance of hygiene rules (masks, sanitisers, etc).
  • Arrival or immersion processions should not be taken out. In the traditional method of immersion, the aarti performed at the place of immersion should be conducted at home and the place of immersion should be stopped for a short time.
  • Children and senior citizens should avoid going to the immersion sites for safety. Also, the procession of immersion of all the household idols in the building should be avoided.
  • Artificial ponds for immersion of Ganesh idols should be constructed with the help of the municipal corporation, various boards, housing societies, people’s representatives, NGOs etc.
  • To prevent the spread of coronavirus, it will be mandatory to comply with the rules prescribed by the Government Relief, Rehabilitation, Health, Environment, Medical Education Department as well as the concerned municipal corporation, police and local administration. If any more suggestions are published after the circular, and in the period between the commencement of the festival, they should also be complied with.
  • An application seeking permission for the erection of pavilion should be submitted online to the concerned departmental office of the above corporation on the website
  • No tent of any kind should be erected without the written permission.
  • No permission application will be accepted in the department office ten days before the commencement of the festival or permission for the erection of a pandal.

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