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Kolhapur:Police have decided to take stern action against Ganesh mandals using high-decibel sound systems to ensure a low-decibel festival this time.

Raising concerns over the environment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to avoid using Ganesha idols made of Plaster of Paris (POP) during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

Kolhapur: Vishwas Nangre-Patil, special inspector general of Kolhapur range, has said the Ganesh mandals can celebrate the upcoming festival with enthusiasm but urged them to stay away from high-de

Demanding a complete ban on idols made of plaster of Paris (PoP), a Pune-based student and activist has filed an application before the National Green Tribunal against the Maharashtra and Gujarat P

KOLHAPUR: City police are not taking Ganesh mandals' word on curbing noise pollution.

Nagpur: The dissolved oxygen level at Telangkhedi lake is alarmingly low and will fall further post Ganesh immersion which might result in collapse of the entire lake ecology.

Court tells govt to educate students on noise rules to effectively deal with pollution

Aurangabad: Showing the way to an eco-friendly Ganesh festival, students from Udhyan Shalini Fellowship School have pledged to install only clay idols at their homes.

Police have already started initiating measures to ensure that the Ganesh festival will be celebrated without violating noise level norms.

Goa Government today said it would form flying squads and keep an eagle eye on the state's borders to stop Plaster of Paris Ganesh idols from coming into the state for sale ahead of the Ganesh fest