Durga Puja 2020: Dos and don’ts for idol makers, devotees, authorities; What CPCB recommends | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: With the onset of gala’s, particularly Durga Puja fervour achieving a crescendo, the Central Air pollution Regulate Board (CPCB) isn’t taking any possibilities. On Thursday, it issued an inventory of dos and don’ts for a “protected and environment-friendly idol immersion”. In a tweet, comprising two slides, the CPCB has really helpful the dos-for devotees, idol makers, native government and regulatory authorities-and don’ts for the devotees and idol makers and sculptors.

FILE: Stays of Durga idols after immersion outdoor a makeshift pond at Mayur Vihar Extension in New Delhi. TOI: Anindya Chattopadhyay

The record of dos come with making idols with herbal fabrics and herbal colors or dyes, removing of worship and ornament fabrics sooner than immersion, growing ok transient immersion ponds the usage of artificial liners at backside with earthen bunds on facets and cordoning off with barricades, setting up mass consciousness programmes and tracking of water our bodies’ water high quality.

The record of don’ts is composed of “the usage of baked clay, plaster of Paris (PoP) for idol making, throwing puja fabrics in water our bodies or on shore or land, burning cast waste and the usage of non-biodegradable fabrics amongst others”.

The CBCB suggestions come with keeping off idol immersion in water our bodies and protective water our bodies as “a accountable citizen”. The CPCB additionally explains why to keep away from PoP idols. “It does not dissolve in water and is a danger to aquatic lifestyles,” it says.
The Dos:
FOR SCULPTORS/IDOL MAKERS:
1. Make idols with herbal fabrics and herbal colors or dyes.
FOR DEVOTEES
2. Take away worship and ornament fabrics (vastras and jewelry) sooner than immersion.
3. Immersion be executed inside the home in a bucket of water or at designated puts/ghats.
4. Use herbal fabrics in puja.
FOR LOCAL BODIES/AUTHORITIES
5. Create ok transient immersion ponds the usage of artificial liners on the backside with earthen bunds on facets and cordon off with barricades.
6. Be sure to take away artificial liners and gather the leftover subject matter upon final touch of immersion.
7. Cast off biodegradable waste through composting and non-biodegradable waste in line with SWM Regulations, 2016 (Forged Waste Control Regulations 2016), inside 28 hours of immersion.
REGULTORY AUTHORITIES
8. Organise mass consciousness programmes via digital media and native newspapers in vernacular languages.
9. Observe water high quality of water our bodies.
The Don’ts:
FOR SCULPTORS/IDOL MAKERS
1. The usage of unbaked clay, plaster of Paris (PoP) for idol making.
FOR DEVOTEES
2. Throwing puja subject matter in water our bodies or on shore or land.
3. Burning cast waste.
4. The usage of non-biodegradable fabrics equivalent to plastics and thermocol at immersion issues and puja puts.