Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced several steps for an eco-friendly Ganesh festival. But sadly the very next day, BMC has taken a U-turn on many eco-friendly Ganesh festival decisions. Now, for an eco-friendly Ganeshotsav, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will provide ‘nirmalya kalash’ (urns to dispose offerings) and artificial lakes for the immersion of Ganesh idols.
This year, BMC is planning to create a ditch of fifteen feet in circumference and fifteen feet deep and water from tankers will be poured into the ditch. The artificial lakes will help in reducing traffic congestion on the immersion day. If the disposal of the water in the artificial lake is handled carefully, it will help in reducing water pollution to a great extent.
In 2006, Pestom Sagar Citizens Association had successfully demonstrated the utility of artificial lakes for the immersion of Ganesh idols.