Immersion Of Ganesh Idols Pollute Sea Off Vishakhapatnam

by Yashasvi Shaktawat
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As we approach the festive season, the immersion of Lord Ganesha idols is creating an adverse impact on the environment in the sea off Vishakhapatnam.

What Is It?

Every year, the immersion of Lord Ganesha’s idol takes place where devotees are seen taking out the elephant god’s idol in a colourful procession and immersing it in the water, in the vast Bay of Bengal.

The idols were immersed at the R K Beach, Bheemli beach, Jodugulla palem beach, Rushikonda beach and Pudimadaka beach.

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What’s In It?

A research advisor at a marine biological laboratory in the state said that the materials used to make the idols are often made of up harmful chemicals and materials that are hazardous to the marine environment.

The immersing of these idols causes pollution in the sea and causes a high impact on the aquatic life. The seabed supports a large amount of life and the harmful materials that settle down have an adverse effect on the organisms of the marine environment.

The only way to go about this is the eco-friendly way and adopting certain methods such as dumping off toxic and insoluble material in the dustbins on the shore.

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