As the festival of Ganapanti is coming to an end the immersion process has already begun in some parts of the city. Nagpur has already faced a water scarcity problem this year and the world has seen many dangerous events which could affect the environment in a harsh way. So, to protect the nature may be at a smaller scale but to tr all possible means from their end, Green Vigil Foundation has come forth with a plan to save a well-known Futala Lake from citizens and worshipers of lord Ganesha who would be aiming to put toxic and harmful material into the lake.
The response to this action by the NGO has got positive support from the citizens as well and with a heavy back up from NMC and police protection from Air Force department, they have been seen convincing the agitating citizens who oppose the Nature-Friendly act.
Green Vigil Foundation has made few septic tanks available at the Futala Lake, on the Vayu Sena side of the lake. These tanks are regularly cleaned and the water in it is changed every day. With a word from the city Mayor, Nanda Jichkar who also visited the site, the water which is used for the immersion process is brought from the wells of the city. Previously, till last year drinking water was used for this process.
Till now the Ganapati Visarjan project- 2019 has protected the Futala Lake from 1568 idols which were intended to be immersed into it. The highest count of the immersed idols, to date, is noted to be on the fifth day which is dated September 6, with a count of 427 idols in a day.
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