Published On : Mon, Sep 21st, 2015

Ganesh Visarjan be banned in city lakes, from next year: Bawankule


  • Already NMC decided immersions may continue this season
  • Police must show courtesy to Mandal workers
  • Mandals must inform about their dates of immersion
  • POP idols be immersed in artificial water tanks only
  • Asstt NMC Commissioners to remain present till 12 am on immersion sites

“In order to save the city lakes, like, Gandhi Sagar, Futala, Ambazari, Naik Talao, Sonegaon, Sakkardara and Gorewada from pollution caused by Ganesh Visarjan, the idol immersion will be banned in these lakes from next year. However, the NMC’s already decided programme of immersion be continued this year, but the POP made idols must not be immersed in the lakes,” said Nagpur Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankle during a meeting held on Monday at Mahavitaran Rest House, Bijli Nagar here in the city.

Prominently present on the occasion were Addl DGP Bipin Bihari, Mayor Praveen Datke, MLAs Sudhakar Deshmukh, Krishna Khopade, Vikas Kumbhare, Sudhakar Kohle, N G Ganar, MLC Anil Sole, NIT Chiarman Shyam Wardhane, NMC Standing Committee Chairman Ramesh Shingare, Ruling party leader Dayashankar Tiwari, NMC Commissioner Shravan Hardikar and Joint CP Raj Wardhan.

The Minister was reviewing the situation of Ganesh Visarjan, progress of  LED bulb distribution scheme, Sharda Housiing Society’s issue of Jija Mata Nagar, various central and state sponsored schemes to be implemented and other local  issues raised by Nagar Sevak Ramrao Mowade, Lakhan Ashok Motghare and others.

NMC Commissioner apprised the Minster of preparations made for idol immersion in natural water resources and artificial water tanks (118) and collection of ‘nirmalya’ (garbage). Others also informed the Minister about their accountability and preparedness.
The Minister particularly directed the police personnel to behave with courtesy with Ganesh Mandal workers and citizens. According to him, maximum Ganesh idol immersion will take place on Sept 28-29, the permission for immersion may be given to all by 10 pm, but all Asstt Commissioners of NMC must remain present on the immersion sites up to 12 am. He concluded the meeting by directing all police station officers to comply with law and order duties.

All pot-hole and ditches be levelled on procession routes:

The Minister directed the NIT and NMC to level ditches and pot-holes on all routes through which Ganesh visarjan processions will be passing to which all local civic body officials agreed.