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KOLHAPUR: In its first ever meeting, the district environmental committee appealed to citizens to take precautions against environmental and noise pollution during the Ganesh festival from August 2

BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) seems to have paid hardly any attention to the Orissa State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) guidelines on immersion of Ganesha idols.

It was immersion day and festivities were supposed to be loud. But at 114.4 decibels, it was deafening.

Mumbai: The city celebrated its noisiest Ganeshotsav in seven years with decibel levels on the final immersion day peaking to 123db in Worli Naka, way above the permissible limit of 45db for reside

MUMBAI: Mumbai is among the noisiest cities in the country, closely followed by Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore.

Idol worship has been in the practice in India since ancient time. In present scenario, metals, ornaments, oily substances, synthetic colours,chemical are used to make polish and decorate idols for worship and when theseidols are immersed our aquatic and surrounding environment get severally affected. Hence, there is urgent need to develop the guidelines for idol immersion.