Nagpur: The Orange City produced a staggering 311 tons of ‘Nirmalya’ and other puja material that was being used in the 10-day Ganesh festival by thousands of households and mandals. The same huge quantity was collected by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) at various places of Ganesh idol immersion. Similarly, 1,64,000 idols, big and small, of Lord Ganesh were immersed at artificial water tanks created in array of areas across the city. The figures of ‘Nirmalya’ collection and idol immersion stand for the 10-day Ganesh Festival 2015 that was celebrated from September 17 to 27. In the year 2014, 250 tons of ‘Nirmalya’ was collected and 1,25,000 idols of Lord Ganesh were immersed at various artificial tanks.
Following are the figures of ‘Nirmalya’ collection and idol immersion at various places across the 10 zones:
Zone No. & Name ‘Nirmalya’ collection in tons Idols Artificial tanks
Laxmi Nagar Zone-1 42 tons 32000 Sonegaon, Ajni
Dharampeth Zone-2 110 tons 38000 Ambazari, Futala
Hanuman Nagar Zone-3 18 tons 20000 Sanjay Gandhi Khadan etc.
Dhantoli Zone-4 36 tons 12000 Gandhisagar, Dhantoli Garden
Nehru Nagar Zone-5 17 tons 24000 Sakkardara Tank premises
Gandhibagh Zone-6 01 ton 1000 Chitnis Park, Gandhibagh Garden
Satranjipura Zone-7 23 tons 18000 Naik Talao
Lakadganj Zone-8 04 tons 5000 Pardi Bhavan Mata Mandir
Ashinagar Zone-9 03 tons 1000 Jaripatka
Mangalwari Zone-10 12 tons 13000 Gorewada, Police Line Takli Tank
Sarvajanik Mandals 45 tons —- ——
Total 311 1,64,000