GTD orders permitting only eco friendly Ganesha idols

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GTD orders permitting only eco friendly Ganesha idols

GTD orders permitting only eco friendly Ganesha idols

U K   ¦    Jul 04, 2019 10:20:01 PM (IST)

GTD orders permitting only eco friendly Ganesha idols-1Mysuru: "Already we are facing shortage of drinking water and hence, it is also the responsibility of the people to keep the available resources neat and clean. To ensure this, during the forthcoming Ganesha festival, the government should issue strict orders to immerse eco friendly Ganesha idols", said N Raghvendra, President of Kumbara Gowriganesha Thayarakara Kshemabivrudhi Sangha.

During Janaspandana programme which was led by District In-charge Minister G T Devegowda, the members of Kumbara Gowriganesha Thayarakara Kshemabvrudhi Sangha submitted a memorandum requesting him to only permit eco-friendly Gansha idols. After accepting the memorandum, GTD instructed Police Commissioner K T Balakrishna and Superintendent of Police C B Rishyanth to give permission implement the same and also permit to immerse just one or two Ganesha idols in each area instead of to 15 Ganesha idols.

“In the interest of clean water bodies and environment, we requested the district minister to completely ban Plaster of Paris and paper moulded Ganesha idols which are very harmful to environment. These idols take more time to dissolve in water while those made up of clay dissolve in no time. Immediately the minister ordered the needful”, added Raghavendra. Sunil, Subbanna, Rajendra Prasad were also present while presenting the memorandum.

More than one crore plants to be planted

“To breathe fresh air we need to plant more than a crore saplings in city. Hence the nurseries, instead of growing few thousand plants should focus on more. If we don’t plant these many plants in days to come it will be difficult to breathe fresh air”, added GTD.

Tenders will be floated to clear nearly 7 lakh tonnes of garbage in the dump yard here, he said.

During day long Janaspandana programme more than 500 applications were received. More than 200 applications were related to Mysuru City Corporation and 85 of them belong to Mysore Urban Development Authority and the rest belong to various other departments which include health and revenue.