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The Mumbai civic body has sent 9,400 plaster of Paris (POP) Ganpati idols that were left on the seashore after the Ganesh Chaturthi festival for recycling. This is the first time that the civic organization has chosen to recycle the POP-based Ganesh idols.
Around 2 lakh Ganpati idols were immersed in various beaches and other water bodies in the city. These idols do not dissolve in the water and wind up on the seashore following immersion.
A civic official informed MidDay that the idols were taken into the deep sea earlier for disposal, but this year they are being recycled. The BMC has appointed a contractor for this.