Berhampur, Oct 9 (LocalWire): Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has erected four artificial ponds in different locations for the immersion of Durga idols after the ten-day Dussehra festival.
The immersion which was started from Tuesday will continue today also.
‘The 100-sq-feet artificial ponds have been dug at Goshaninuagoan, Andhpasara Road, First Gate and Ambapua,’ said commissioner, BeMC Chakravarti Singh Rathore.
He said these have been built as per the guidelines of the pollution control board by using protected materials.
The artificial ponds have been made to prevent the puja organizers from immersing the idols in the local water bodies.
The water bodies get polluted when the idols are immersed.
Rathore said after draining out the water from the artificial ponds, the debris would be dumped in the dumping yard by the civic body.
Since the last four years the civic body has adopted this method of immersion.
After Ganesh Puja, the civic body also erected artificial ponds and the idols were immersed there.
Rathore said the civic body has also made elaborate arrangements near the artificial ponds for smooth and safe immersion of idols.
Security arrangements have also been made near the sites, sources said.
A crane, lights and at least four personnel have been deployed in each artificial pond to assist the puja organizers for safe immersion of idols.
In the Silk City, the community Durga Puja was held in around 50 places.
On Tuesday, the Bengali community, who celebrated Durga puja, immersed their idol after taking out a colourful procession.