MCC will crack down on PoP and chemical Ganesha idols

MYSURU: Warning Ganesha idol makers in opposition to the usage of chemical colours, plastic and Plaster of Paris (PoP), Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) said that stringent motion could be initiated in opposition to violators.
Ganesha Chaturthi is two months away, and artisans are making ready to make the idols for the competition, which is celebrated on a grandiose scale within the city. Idols made the usage of chemical colouring agents, and PoP, when immersed in lakes and different waterbodies, reason irreparable injury.

Intent on protecting the waterbodies within the city from pollution, MCC is starting up measures to prevent manufacture of idols containing damaging chemicals. The civic company believes that protecting the city’s lakes will spice up Mysuru’s popularity as the cleanest medium city,

Despite taking stringent measures, MCC used to be no longer completely successful in combating immersion of chemical and PoP Ganesha idols within the city’s lakes, resulting in anger amongst environmentalists and conservationists.

MCC commissioner KH Jagadish advised TOI that the company used to be taking measures two months ahead of the competition since artisans began production the idols around this time. “When we take motion at the very starting, the manufacturers won’t incur heavy losses. If MCC tries to grab idols throughout the competition, they accuse the company of no longer informing them earlier. We don't need any PoP idols within the city. We will also build up the number of immersion tanks this year,” Jagadish stated.

Stating that environmentalists and hen watchers had appealed to the MCC to verify the lakes remained uncontaminated, Jagadish stated, “MCC is striving to care for cleanliness within the city. We wish to ensure that the waterbodies are unpolluted.”

Wild Mysuru member Shylajesh, who is an avid hen watcher, expressed concern over the immersion of probably the most greater Ganesha idols – 10feet to 20feet top – within the Cauvery at Srirangapatna. “Besides seizure of such idols, the ones celebrating Ganesha competition with PoP idols should be served a prison realize. Harmful chemicals are used to organize some idols, which pollute the waterbodies, and the surroundings,” Shylajesh advised TOI.


However, Revanna of Kumabrgeri stated that, while MCC were issuing realize in regards to the ban on PoP idols, the civic body had no longer taken stringent motion at the idol manufacturers till now. “Everyone is aware of that use of chemicals, and PoP harms the surroundings. But, a couple of days prior to the competition, PoP idols enter the city. Earlier, PoP idols had been manufactured within the city, however now a lot of them have shifted to the outskirts. Besides PoP, idols made the usage of paper pulp are also very damaging,” Revanna advised TOI.


MCC well being officer Nagaraj stated that Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations in areas corresponding to Paduvarahalli, Mathru Mandali and Chandrakala Hospital witnessed use of PoP idols. “We will crack down on PoP idol manufacturers, and save you them from entering the city,” he added.


- Akshatha J


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