Ranchi (By our Correspondent): It appears that the various Puja Organising Committees of the state capital had little respect towards the numerous guidelines issued by the RMC for idol immersion in the city which was mainly aimed at preventing the pollution in
the ponds. However setting aside those instructions the committees carried out idol immersion as per their choice. The organisers said that no supervisor of the RMC was present at Bada Talaab to whom the items used in the Puja including flowers and decorative items could be handed over however they did admit that a team of the NDRF was present at the spot.
Following the orders of the Bombay High Court, the RMC too had issued a set of guidelines for idol immersion in which points had been identified for immersion of the idols and it was asked to give the artificial ornaments and clothes to the supervisor to be positioned at the immersion point while multi-purpose supervisor were asked to separate bio-degradable and non biodegradable items at the spot.
The RMC had identified 10 spots for idol immersions where it has posted divers and policemen, however, a look at the ponds after the immersion were carried out is a clear indication of the situation as ponds are full of idol remains, colours, clothes and artificial ornaments used and huge quantity of flowers were also found on the side of these ponds.