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TNPCB bans immersion of chemical idols

By Staff
Google Oneindia News

Chennai, Aug 13 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has banned immersion of Lord Ganesha idols painted with chemicals to prevent pollution of water bodies.

In a statement here today, the Board said immersion of idols made of chemicals like plaster of paris in water bodies was resulting in water pollution, affecting the environment.

The Board appealed to the public to celebrate 'Ganesh Chaturthi' next month in a traditional way by worshipping idols made of clay.

It also said the idols should be immersed about 500 m into the sea and in places notified by the government.


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