October 10, 2018
Pollution-control measures during Durga Puja immersion
To prevent pollution of river water, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to set up a boundary with nylon nets around certain zones along the Hooghly river where immersions of Durga idols would take place.
The nets would prevent the idols and decorations from floating away, which would then be picked up by cranes employed by the KMC.
This technique will be used at the immersion points of Baje Kadamtala Ghat, Judges Court Ghat and Nimtala Ghat. The first one is where most of the big Pujas conduct their immersions.