Remains of idols pollute Kharund

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Sep 2017 12:07:02


Staff Reporter,


The life-giving Kharun once again became victim of reckless littering as the devotees threw the remains of the Ganesha festival directly into the water in an utter disregard to not just the guidelines of National Green Tribunal (NGT), but also to environment.
Wooden frames of idols, coconut fibres, incense sticks and thousands of plastic bottles and water pouches were found afloat on the water of Kharun, which is the main water source for the Capital city.

Despite the claims and efforts, Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) seems to have fallen short of its estimation about the numbers of idols that are being brought to the river.

Although, there is an artificial immersion pond near the river, yet some disobedience people chose to immerse the idols and other stuffs into the river. Situation becomes particularly concerning as the river flow isn’t as strong this year owing to shortage in rainfall as it was in yesteryears, in other words, these