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1.96 lakh idols immersed in 10 days


Mumbai saw immersion of 1.96 lakh idols in the 10-day Ganapati festival, with the maximum being on Thursday. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has collected 10 lakh kg of nirmalya during the period. This year, the BMC’s Dadar office has tied up with an NGO to recycle 9,400 idols made of plaster of Paris (POP) which do not dissolve in water.

The idols include those of Ganesh and Gauri (sarvajanik as well as domestic). The maximum immersions happened on the second day (1.5 day Ganpati) with 61,930 idols. This was followed by Thursday (the last ...


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