Use eco-friendly idols, says ministry

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Chaque année, des millions d’Indiens immergent des statues à l’effigie de leurs divinités. Copyright AFP Photo

RELIGIOUS rituals may have to make some compromises for the sake of environment. Ahead of Ganapati Visarjan and Durga Puja, the environment ministry has put in place guidelines for idol immersion.

Concerned about the increase in pollution of water bodies at the end of the festival, the ministry has suggested use of environment-friendly materials for idols and laid out a system for immersions that would minimise pollution of water bodies.

The Economic Times

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