The NMC intends to limit idol sizes to 4 feet.

Nagpur Municipal Corporation wants to limit height and breadth of all idols to 4 ft for mandals and 2x2 for individuals . Nagpur Municipal Corporation wants to preserve water bodies .

Nagpur, India: Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) wants to limit the height and breadth of idols to 4 ft for mandals and 2x2 for individuals in order to protect city's water bodies.Paramparik Murtikar Va Hastakala Karigar Sanghatana, the city's sculpture association, has come forward to support the NMC in implementing a complete ban on paris idol plaster.The NMC is proposing to limit the height and breadth of all idols in the district, according to municipal commissioner Radhakrishnan B.The action would allow the civic body to preserve the water bodies, he said, adding that this year, the NMC will continue its ban on idol immersion in city lakes.

We'll also wait to see if the state government is making a decision before implementing it, he said.Suresh Pathak, the president of the Associations, said they too support the CPCB's decision and has already encouraged the NMC to publish a circular in this regard.Pathak said that none of the city's sculptures are PoP idols.They are being transported to Amravati, Ashti, Akola, Washim, Arvi, and Yavatmal in the city.

During Ganesh idol visarjan, Nagpur witnessed no immersion in lakes, according to Kaustav Chatterjee, the founder of a city-based NGO Green Vigil Fund.He explained that this was possible due to barricading of all lakes and restricting the idol's height to four feet.The civic body must also restrict the height, length, and breadth of idols this year, along with PoP idols.Last year, the Covid effect assisted NMC in executing the program, but he said there could be an opposition this year, particularly as there is no such restriction so far, to restricting the height of the idols.

Early meetings with all Ganesh mandals will help in smooth implementation of the eco-friendly Ganpati visarjan.