Bengaluru BBMP bans the use of pop ( plaster of Paris ) for idol making in Ganesha Chaturthi

It also imposed a strict ban on banners and flexes across the city, during the festival. The unauthorised flexes, banners and hoardings are already banned.

The Ganesh Chaturthi is around the corner and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has imposed a strict ban on the sale and manufacture of idols that are made with Plaster of Paris (POP). A hefty penalty will be imposed on the makers if they flout the rules.

The BBMP chief Tushar Girinath conducted a meeting with the officials of Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) and Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB). As the idols will be erected at various places in the city, the BBMP directed for the hassle-free celebrations in the streets. The civic body also said that it will ensure that the festival happens in an environmentally friendly way and action will be taken if the celebrations breach the guidelines.

Meanwhile, it also imposed a strict ban on flexes and banners across the city, during the festival. The unauthorised flexes, banners and hoardings are already banned in Bengaluru.

The BBMP has also directed various other organisations for the arrangements during the submersions of idols. Mobile tanks will be made available for the small idols which were usually put in households. Therefore,, the immersion for the large idols will take place at Sankey lake, Halasuru lake, Yediyur lake, hebbal lake and akre lake. Special arrangements will be made at the following lakes for safe and smoothprocession of idol immersion. The latest updates also state that the bursting of the crackers is also strictly banned.

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