The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday (July 23, 2020) said only five people should participate in arrival and immersion processions of domestic Lord Ganesh idols during the Ganapati festival next month in view of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The BMC warned devotees that violators might invite strict action under relevant sections of the Epidemic Act 1897, the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and the Indian Penal Code.
The civic body said domestic Ganapati idols should be made using eco-friendly materials and their height should not be more than two feet.
The civic body asked people to carry out immersion of eco-friendly Ganapati idols at home, and if that is not possible, then idols should be immersed in artificial lakes. The BMC said, taking out a common procession of domestic idols from society or building should be avoided.
Although the BMC has issued order on the celebration of Ganapati Festival which will be celebrated on August 22, still does not issue any orders on the celebration of Bakr Eid which will be celebrated on July 31 to August 1.