Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: Mumbai civic body makes 162 artificial ponds for Ganpati visarjan

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made artificial ponds for the immersion of Ganesh idols in a bid to reduce pollution in the city.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: Mumbai civic body makes 162 artificial ponds for Ganpati visarjan

Mumbai civic body has made artificial ponds for the immersion of Ganesh idols. (Picture: Representational)

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  • Mumbai civic body has made artificial ponds for immersion of Ganesh idols
  • 162 artificial ponds and 73 natural immersion sites are available for Ganpati visarjan
  • Ganesh Chaturthi, a ten-day long festival began on Aug 31 and will end on Sept 9

Amid the festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi which began across the country on Wednesday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has come up with artificial ponds for the immersion of Ganesh idols in Mumbai. The civic body has made 162 artificial ponds and asked devotees to immerse Ganesha idols made of Plaster of Paris (PoP) in these artificial lakes to reduce pollution.

ARTIFICIAL PONDS FOR GANESH IMMERSION

According to BMC, 162 artificial ponds and 73 natural immersion sites are available for immersion of Ganesh idols. Lifeguards have also been deployed.

As many as 22,687 Ganpati idols were immersed in the artificial ponds of Mumbai yesterday, on the occasion of one and half day Ganpati festival.

Mumbaikars carry out Ganpati visarjan on different days during the 10-day long festival. The big Ganesh idols are taken out on the last day of the festival, ‘Anant Chaturdashi’, which falls on September 9.

GANPATI CELEBRATIONS IN MUMBAI

Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten-day long festival which began on August 31 and will end on September 9 with Visarjan. Mumbai is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi on a big scale, without Covid curbs after a gap of two years.

The idols of Lord Ganesha have been installed in houses and across several pandals.

(With inputs from ANI)

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