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HyderabadGHMC removes over 83K Ganesh idols from water bodies

GHMC removes over 83K Ganesh idols from water bodies

Published: 21st Sep 2021 12:18 am

Hyderabad: The sanitation wing of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has worked overtime in the last two days to remove 83,191 Ganesh idols and over 10,091.92 tonnes of debris from Hussain Sagar and other water bodies across Hyderabad. Overall, 60,097 idols that were immersed in artificial ponds and 23,094 idols in lakes were removed by the GHMC staff.

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From the wee hours of Monday, the sanitation wing was pressed into service at all the immersion points in Hussain Sagar and Saroornagar to remove puja material and Ganesh idols. At each crane that facilitated idol immersion, four staffers from the GHMC sanitation wing were deployed to remove the debris and idols.

The GHMC workers also took up sanitation activities all along the procession route of about 300 kilometres. A total of 215 Ganesh Action Teams (GATs) comprising 8,116 workers took up sanitation activities along the route.

The civic body in a press release said that 1,600 entomology staffers were deployed to facilitate Ganesh immersion in the city. “The puja material and the idols were removed soon after immersion. Fogging and anti-larval operations were also taken up at immersion points,” GHMC Chief Entomologist Ram Babu said.

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) also deployed 1,000 workers and supervisory staff at the city lakes to assist GHMC sanitation workers.

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