Environment friendly concrete ponds created by GHMC at Hyderabad for immersion of Ganesha idolThe Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has constructed a concrete pond of size 43 metres x 43 metres with a depth of 4 meters at a cost of Rs. 55 lakh for immersion of Ganesha idols beside the Mallaka Cheruvu on the old Bombay Highway. Total Rs. 6.95 crore will be spent on creating such 10 concrete ponds.
Ganesha idols of up to a height of 8 feet can be immersed in such ponds. The devotees can take the help of GHMC workers who have been posted on the spot. The puja paraphernalia is scooped by the GHMC workers, loaded in a small tipper truck parked nearby and disposed of properly.
Thus the GHMC has enabled the immersion ritual with minimum pollution.
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