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PoP idols banned, Ganesh murti-makers upset

In an order that will impact the way Ganeshotsav is celebrated in Maharashtra, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Tuesday banned the use of Plaster of Paris (PoP) in making idols in order to avoid polluting water bodies by their immersion. The use of thermocol and plastic has also been outlawed.While environmentalists are happy, artisans say the order will aggravate unemployment amid the already damaging lockdown.

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In an order that will impact the way Ganeshotsav is celebrated in Maharashtra, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Tuesday banned the use of Plaster of Paris (PoP) in making idols in order to avoid polluting water bodies by their immersion. The use of thermocol and plastic has also been outlawed.While environmentalists are happy, artisans say the order will aggravate unemployment amid the already damaging lockdown. https://ift.tt/2zyE6iQ